‘Adultfriendfinder new messages’ spam campaign hits hard

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

All week I’ve been blogging about spam campaigns that arrive with a variety of subjects, no message in the main body of the email, but an HTML attachment.

Opening the attachment (which Sophos detects as Troj/JSRedir-BO) redirects your browser to a third-party site. In our testing that has been a website selling online medications – one of the infamous Candian Pharmacy websites.

But as you’re redirected to that online drugs store, you can also be hit by an exploit which attempts to load a booby-trapped PDF and slap you with an infected EXE file via some Java exploits.

The latest…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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