Malicious email contains malware - Air Canada scam

On Nov 14, 2012 approximately 40 emails that contained links to malware were received by the University.  These emails were not trapped by our filters and were delivered to individual's email inboxes without being flagged as malicious.  Although our corporate antivirus solution should protect any user from the attachments contained in the link, we want to alert users to be aware of this scam, and to NOT click on links that are suspicious in nature.

The mailicious email looked like this (links have been modified to prevent accidental access):

From: Air Canada <tickets@aircanada.com>
Date: Wednesday, 14 November, 2012 2:49 PM
To: University Recipient <recipient@uleth.ca>
Subject: Your Order#749203485 - PROCESSED

 

Dear Customer,

Your order has been successfully processed.

FLIGHT NUMBER HQ628CA
ELECTRONIC 749203485
DATE & TIME / NOVEMBER 15, 2012, 11:30 AM
DEPARTING / Toronto
TOTAL PRICE / 410.33 CAD

Please download and print your ticket from the following URL : hxxp://www.aircanada.com/aco/manageMyBookings.do?tid=ZX738GT&ticket_number=7492...

For more information regarding your order, contact us by visiting  , visit : hxxp://www.aircanada.com/en/customercare/index.html?orderid=749203485&ssid=7482

Thank you
Air Canada.

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