You WEREN’T in a sex movie with Sherrie, so why open the link?

Graham Cluley

Looking through the daily avalanche of spam intercepted in our traps can be a soul-destroying job. Take this email, for instance, with the subject line “Hello! This is Sherrie from last Friday video shoot.”

Sherrie says that it was great working with you on the video and that she’s never had so much (ahem..) “satisfaction” during a movie shoot before.

Now, I think there’s a pretty high chance that you didn’t make a sex video with Sherrie last Friday, let alone that she found it highly satisfying, so why oh why do you click on the attached link?

It’s not even as if you find out who Sherrie is if you do click on the link. Instead, you get taken to X-rated content on the Yahoo Groups network claiming to be nude photographs of Hollywood actresses including Rachel Weisz, Angelina Jolie, Denise Richards, Natalie Portman, Megan Fox, Jessica Alba, and Lindsay Lohan.

But hey – don’t let that be a reason for you to click on the link either. The pornographic photographs are undoubtedly…

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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.