Sunday, August 27, 2006

Spam E-Mail from Anti Child Porn Agency (Impersonator) Harbors a Trojan

Last week, the mainstream media was reporting how porn users were being targeted by phishy e-mails. Here is another (recent) example of where the threat of being labeled as a "child porn user" is being used as a "hook" to trick people into downloading a malicious Trojan on their system:

Experts at SophosLabs™, Sophos's global network of virus, spyware and spam analysis centers, have warned of a Trojan horse that has been spammed out in an email claiming to come from an organization fighting child pornography on the web.

The emails claim that the recipient's email address has been found in a child porn database discovered by the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP), but really contain a Trojan horse.

The Troj/Agent-CPK Trojan horse has been spammed out in the email messages, with the subject line "CP investigation was started."

Link to Sophos alert, here.

For a previous alert from Sophos in March about "child porn" being used as a lure, link here.

If you want to learn about how to fight child porn, the "International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children" is a great place to learn how to protect our young from this vicious crime.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha this is just too funny. I would think only the perverts who've actually looked for kiddie porn would be panicked enough into loading this.

They get what they deserve.

Marevellous piece of social engineering!

Anonymous said...

How true, they (perverts) deserve anything they get.

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