Porn spam campaign redirects web browsers to hardcore websites

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

SophosLabs has been intercepting an X-rated spam campaign, designed to promote hardcore porn websites.

Emails have been spammed out purporting to have an adult video attached, using a variety of names.

The subject lines can vary, but each has an HTML file attached with a woman’s name.

Juliet Morton represents new movie (JulietMorton.html)

Mona Fletcher returned with new movie (MonaFletcher.html)

Destiny Patterson shot unbelievable episode (DestinyPatterson.html)

Rachel Ruiz made fantastic video (RachelRuiz.html)

Destiny Ayala shows herself in clip (DestinyAyala.html)

Amber Nichols introduced her new video (AmberNichols.html)

The emails themselves are very basic, and are designed merely to lure unsuspecting recipients into clicking on the attached file.

If you do click on the attached file, however, your browser will be redirected to one of a series of pornographic websites.

Sophos products…

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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