Sophos: Don't Download That YouTube VideoSophos: Don't Download That YouTube Video
New variation of Storm worm drops Ecard disguise for online movie masquerade
August 28, 2007
BOSTON -- Sophos, a world leader in IT security and control, is warning internet users about the latest disguise being used by malware authors in their attempt to infect people's PCs: an email claiming to point to a YouTube video.
Experts at SophosLabs™ have proactively protected customers against a wave of malicious emails that pose as links to a YouTube video. The emails, which have a wide variety of subject lines and message texts, all encourage recipients to click on a link to download an online movie.
Subject lines include the following:
Dude your gonna get caught, lol
LOL, dude what are you doing
Dude, what if your wife finds this?
Dude dont send that stuff to my home email
LOL, that is too cool.....
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