We’ll always have Paris..

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Maybe there are signs emerging that Lara Croft actress Angelina Jolie is no longer the sweetheart of malware authors.

Although recently we have seen a stream of Jolie-related malware campaigns (often spelling her forename Anjelina, and offering XXX-rated free naked videos of the mother of Brad Pitt’s children), a new attack is being seen right now exploiting the fine name of celebrity airhead and hotel empire heiress Paris Hilton.

The emails, which arrive with a subject line like “Paris Hilton Free Video”, have a message body including a clickable link entitled “Paris Hilton Scandal Home Video!”.

If the very thought of checking out Paris’s scandalous home videos gets your mouse finger all-a-twitching then you may find before you know it you are downloading a file called Paris-nude-video.avi.exe.

The good news is that Sophos is there to save you, detecting the malware proactively as…

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.