Furtive French photos feign as Facebook, but it’s a malware attack

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Malware attacks spammed to your inbox, posing as intimate photographs, are nothing new of course.

We’ve seen plenty of examples of such tactics being used by cybercriminals in the past: topless supermodel photos used to spread Mac malware, photos of an English football star caught in the act with a prostitute offered by Facebook scammers, and complete strangers offering naked pictures as they hunt for a sex partner.

Unless you’re in a profession which makes it normal for complete strangers to email you naked pictures, chances are that you would find such messages slightly out of the ordinary.

You might even suspect that some mischief was afoot…

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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