‘Here you have’ virus strikes email inboxes

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

If you were reading the SophosLabs blog overnight you’ll have seen Boris Lau’s report of a mass-mailing worm that has been reported widely.

Email messages with the subject line “Here you have” are pretending to point to documents or free sex movies, but are really designed to infect your PC.

What may be fooling some people is that these emails appear to come from your colleagues, friends or family members, as they have had their own computers infected by the malware (which then sent it on to you).

A typical message reads:

Hello:

This is The Document I told you about,you can find it Here.

http://<REMOVED URL>/PDF_Document21.025542010.pdf

Please check it and reply as soon as possible.

Cheers,

Here’s another example…

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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