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New Worm Propagates via Fake Emails Allegedly Sent by Large Websites
Yet another nasty one out there to catch the unwary.
Security researchers warn than a new variant of a computer worm sends itself attached to fake emails that appear to originate from Google, Facebook, Twitter, hi5, Amazon or Hallmark.
The rogue messages have different subjects, content and attachment names, depending on which company they purport to be sent from.
For example, some of them bear a subject of "Thank you from Google!" and claim to be sent from a email@example.com address.
The enclosed message suggests that they are automated response to Google job applications and the attached file, which contains the worm installer, is called "CV-20100120-112.zip."
Meanwhile, others pose as unread message notifications from Facebook. Their subject is "You have got a new message on Facebook!" and the attachment is called "Facebook message.zip."
New Worm Propagates via Fake Emails Allegedly Sent by Large Websites - Softpedia
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