Nuclear Blast Near London. Beware Of Malware Radiation
Spam campaign feed on lust, curiosity or, in some cases, fear. The latter just in came use recently, when a new spam campaign comes with bogus reports about an explosion at London nuclear power station.
September 11, 2008
All you have to do is to click on the attachment, dubbed victims.zip.
If one is gullible enough to open the attachment, one will see the machine get infected with a Trojan horse detected by Sophos at Troj/Agent-HQE. Later on, hacker can use this Trojan to steal sensitive information from the victom's computer.
Sophos' Graham Cluley writes:
“All computer users need to show some common sense and delete these messages. It would be some media conspiracy to cover up such a large explosion for two days! Alarm bells should be sounding, but until everyone wakes up to these social engineering tactics, the cybercriminals will continue to use them.”