Would records with names like Love-Spots.bat, map-of-love.com, and Love-Map.com pique your interest? If so, your behavior could be put your computer’s security at hazard.
Cybercriminals are spamming out a malicious Trojan horse in big numbers right now, by a variety of sleazy disguise to deception the unsuspecting into opening the attachment.
Sleazy email theme lines
Subject lines comprise “SUMMER-2011: SEXY CITIES IN THE WORLD”, “LOVE BABE CITIES 2011” and the err.. Rather less sexy “USPS Delivery Confirmation”.
Cavity the emails will see the sordid theme continue:
But don’t, what you do, opening the attached files. In realism it’s not a map of the world’s hottest women, or even a report of a unsuccessful parcel delivery. The attached file is a Trojan horse called Troj/Agent-RNY, intended to download further malicious code from the internet onto your Windows computer.
I can’t consider that anyone who receives these sleazy emails believes that they were future to be sent to them. The recipients must know that they are either spam or have been by chance sent to the wrong address.
So the query is this. Why oh why do people put their computer’s security at risk by opening the unwelcome attached files? Such dangerous behavior doesn’t just put your own identity and the data held on your computer in peril, but it also opens up opportunities for malicious hackers to target other innocent internet users too.