Malware attack targets German internet users

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Do you remember the spammed-out malware attack which appeared to be targeting French speakers last week with its offer of très sexy photos from a Gallic admirer?

Well, now it seems that German internet users are in the targets of cybercriminals.

A malware campaign has been sent out, seemingly just to email addresses ending in “.de”, claiming that photos of the recipient can be found in the attached file.

Those with a curious disposition might find it hard to resist clicking on the attachment to find out more.

Here are just a small selection of the examples we have intercepted in our spam traps:

Subject: Fwd: Deine Fotos

Message body:
Hi,
deine Fotos findest du im Anhang (Internet Explorer format)

MfG,
[NAME]

You’ll notice that the emails have forged “from:” addresses. Presumably the…

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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