Highly compelling spam campaign delivers malware
Posted on 20.04.2012
A spam email campaign that may trick a lot of users opening the malicious attachment has been spotted by Sophos.

Variations of "RE:Check the attachment you have to react somehow to this picture", "RE:They killed your privacy man your photo is all over facebook! NAKED!" and "RE:Why did you put this photo online?" are used in the subject line, and the content of the email is changed to suit:


The lure is likely to pique the interest and the curiosity of a lot of recipients, especially if they receive the email from a friend's compromised email account.

Unfortunately for them, the .zip attachment is actually a variant of the Bredolab Trojan, a popular piece of malware that proceeds to download and execute other malicious files from the Internet.






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