The online security experts at Sophos ( have identified a fake Apple US$50 iTunes certificate that spreads malware currently doing the email rounds, reports “Macworld UK” (

Sophos’s Graham Cluley, writing on his blog, warns the malware email attachment can infect Windows computers. “Clearly the hackers are hoping that in your excitement about receiving a $50 iTunes gift certificate that you will throw caution to the wind and open the attachment,” Cluley notes.

Sophos detects the malware, contained inside a ZIP file as Troj/BredoZp-AM and Mal/FakeAV-BW.