"Your private naked photos online" emails lead to total computer compromise
Posted on 09.04.2013
Malware peddlers continue to use the old "your naked photos online" lure to trick users into following malicious links or downloading malicious attachments, warns Total Defense's Alex Polischuk.


The attached EPS00348.zip file contains an executable of the same name, and sports an icon depicting a natural landscape in order to trick the user into opening it.

Unfortunately for those who do, the file is actually a backdoor Trojan that also has the ability to download additional malware onto the compromised computer, allowing the attackers to have total control of it and using it for their own malicious purposes.

As always, users are advised never to follow links or download files contained in unsolicited emails - no matter the claims they contain and how urgent they sound.









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