Fake email reports US has already started bombing Syria

06 Sep 2013

NBC News, By Suzanne Choney

A fake email is being sent saying that the United States has begun bombing Syria. First, that's not true, and second, do not open the email. It contains malware.

Kaspersky Lab said it started seeing the emails Friday morning ET.

"We're currently seeing a spam run which involves a (fake) report from CNN saying that the US have started bombing Syria," wrote Roel Schouwenberg of Kaspersky Lab Expert on the security company's blog.

"We don't have exact numbers," of how many such emails were sent, playing to concerns about possible U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war, Schouwenberg told NBC News via email. "These actors perform multiple mass-mailings per day." Read more.