Sophos: Don't Download That YouTube Video

New variation of Storm worm drops Ecard disguise for online movie masquerade

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.....

Sophos plc