July 14th is a big day in the French calendar as it celebrates the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in 1789.
Concerts and parades are held to celebrate La Fête Nationale, marking what is considered the birth of the modern French nation.
July 14th is just a couple of days away, of course. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still time to decide what you’re going to do if you want to celebrate Bastille Day.
And it doesn’t mean that there’s not an opportunity for malware authors to take advantage.
Here’s one of a wave of spam messages being sent out to French email addresses, and intercepted by the experts in SophosLabs:
Subject: Bastille Day
Attached file: BastilleDay.rar
Bastille Day activities .See the attachment.
The attachment is, of course, malicious.
Inside the RAR archive attached to the emails is a file called…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.