The bottom falls out of Facebook email malware

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

SophosLabs has intercepted a malware attack that has been spammed out, pretending to be a notification about a Facebook friend’s sexy video.

Although you may think that as the emails are written in Spanish, they are unlikely to trick many non-speakers to click on the malicious link contained within.

However, an embedded thumbnail of a semi-naked young woman may be enough for many to venture further without thinking of the possible consequences.

I’ve edited the screenshot below because even after blurring and pixellating, it still looked really rather rude. Anyway, you can still see enough of the email to get the gist of what to look out for in your inbox…

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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