malware requesting Read Receipt

Another day, another slew of malware and spam. But I don’t recall one like this before.

The obvious signs are there, such as impersonal salutation and dubious attachment. The part that interested me was the request for a read receipt. Here’s a screenshot of the email:


If you weren’t looking closely at the read receipt request you’d be forgiven for thinking it was the same as the (apparent) sender. But it’s actually an Australian domain.


A good reason for not automating read (or delivery) notifications.