Internets users are receiving emails claiming to enclose a changelog – but the files fond of are really intended to infect computers.
Here’s what a typical email looks like, though the exact wording can differ.
Subject: Re: You’re Changelog
As promised chnglog attached (Open with Internet Explorer)
The topic lines and add-on names can also be dissimilar from email to email – here’s a little selection.
What’s significant is that you don’t tick on the attached .HTM file. If you do, your browser will try to run the malicious script restricted within.
You will see a message saying:
You are redirecting Loading… Wait please… But there’s more to this file than meet the naked eye. If you examine the file’s code you can see the script it is running in the background.