Malware mails pose as incriminating photos

Security firm Sophos says a widespread malware attack has been spammed out, posing as incriminating photos of the recipient which could get them in trouble with their partner.

The emails, with the subject line "You pig!", are designed to infect Windows users and carry a malware attachment posing as a digital photograph.

The emails can claim to come from a variety of different places, including LinkedIn, UPS and Hotmail.

Sophos has detected the malware inside the ZIP files as Troj/Agent-WXL and the ZIP files themselves as Troj/BredoZp-KP.

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