Sleazy slutty emails bombard inboxes, carrying malware

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

As many North Americans return to their offices after a long Labor Day weekend, they may find something unpleasant in their email inboxes.

A malware campaign has been widely distributed over the last couple of days, using a wide variety of different subject lines and attachment names.

There’s one thing in common between all the emails, however. All of the emails use sleazy slutty language to trick red-blooded men (we assume) into open the attached file.

The many different messages claim to come from what some would euphemistically describe as online “dating” websites. Typically the emails will claim to contain photos of a young woman in her twenties, who isn’t fussy about what kind of man she would like to hook up with (some say ages “between 21-99” are fine).

As mentioned above, the subject lines and attached filenames can vary widely – but there’s definitely a theme..

Sophos detects the earlier attacks as malware designed to infect Windows computers…

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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