A stranger emails you out of the blue, offering you a digital photo of themselves.
What do you do?
Don’t risk it – and chuck the email straight in the trashcan?
Take a careful look at the email, to try to weigh up the chances of it being a malicious attack?
Open the attachment straight away – after all, the chances of peeking at a salacious photograph outweigh the consequences of a malware infection?
Here are the details of just such an email which has been spammed around the world:
Subject: I’m going to send you the Photos in
Attached file: DSC0173519.zip
I don’t know how to say it, but I’ve tryed before a long time to send you some photos, but I’ve thought that you aren’t interested to see me.
But now I’m going to send you the Photos in the Attachment.
Download the pictures and extract they, I’m sure that you will like…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.