Sleazy subject lines spammed out with malware

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Would files with names like Love-Spots.bat, map-of-love.com, and Love-Map.com pique your interest? If so, your behaviour could be putting your computer’s security at risk.

Cybercriminals are spamming out a malicious Trojan horse in large numbers right now, using a variety of sleazy disguises to trick the unwary into opening the attachment.

Subject lines include “SUMMER-2011: SEXY CITIES IN THE WORLD”, “LOVE BABE CITIES 2011” and the err.. rather less sexy “USPS Delivery Confirmation”.

Opening the emails will see the seedy theme continue:

Here’s another example:

But don’t, whatever you do, opening the attached files. In reality it’s not a map of the world’s hottest women, or even a report of a failed parcel delivery. The attached file is a Trojan horse called Troj/Agent-RNY, designed to download further malicious code from the internet onto your Windows computer…

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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