You should be wary of unsolicited messages of love that arrive in your email inbox. That’s the warning I’m issuing following a malicious campaign orchestrated by cybercriminals that is hitting email systems around the world as I type.
Emails which use a variety of romantic subject lines and message bodies are designed to tempt unwary users into opening the attached file.
However, opening the file (which is named open.zip) could lead to your computer becoming infected by malware, which could give hackers access to your PC.
Subjects used in the attacks include:
- You make me… a very happy…my love
- I think… our relationship is beautiful.
- This love note is very happy thought, and it is so true.
- I love… to hold you in my arms.
- I love you…I love us.
- I long… to be near you.
- When I am with you, … I never want to leave.
- You don’t have to be…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.