You pig! Malware-laced emails spammed out posing as incriminating photos

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A widespread malware attack has been spammed out, posing as incriminating photos of the recipient which could get them in trouble with their partner.

The emails, which have the subject line “You pig!”, are designed to infect Windows users and carry a malware attachment posing as a digital photograph.

Subject: You pig!

Message body:
You should be stoping ignoring me or i will send this photos to your spouse!!!

Attached file: DCIM.zip

The emails can claim to come from a variety of different places, including LinkedIn, UPS and Hotmail.

Although the malware-laden emails are poorly spelt, it wouldn’t be a surprise at all to hear that many people would be tricked by the aggressive tone to open the attachment. Unfortunately, the contents of the ZIP file are designed to infect Windows computers with a Trojan horse.

The subject line “You pig!” is certainly enough to make many people…

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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