Another Barack Obama sex scandal, or just malware?

Graham Cluley
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Poor Barack Obama. You’ve got to feel sorry for the guy. He’s only just been elected President of the United States of America, and he’s being exploited yet again by internet hackers in their attempt to infect computer users.

The latest round of malicious emails claim – surprise surprise – that Barack Obama has been caught out in a sex video. A typical email has the subject line “Barak Obama sex scandal” and reads: “Barak Obama p0rn video, file attached, watch him”.

Of course, opening the attachment (currently called is not a good idea as it really contains the Troj/Agent-IDO malicious Trojan horse.

Here is brief glimpse into the dangerous attachments we have seen coming into our labs, including this latest malware attack, in the last minute or so:

This attack doesn’t appear to be connected to the very widespread email assault last week, where hackers spammed out across…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity 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 analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.