Virus Email Message - Your Private Photos are there for anyone to see. Why

Virus Email Message - Your Private Photos are there for anyone to see. Why

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The email message below: "Your private photos are there for anyone to see. why??," has a virus or Trojan horse attached to it that will infect your Windows computer if you open it. The message was designed to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment, disguised as an image, by claiming that the recipients’ private pictures or photos are in it.

The Virus Email Message: Your Private Photos are there for anyone to see. Why??

Date:      Mon, 17 Mar 2014
Subject:      Your private photos are there for anyone to see. why??
Attachment: IMG000003342.zip

Sorry to disturb you.Someone sent me thee pictures they seem to be from you and your boyfriend I'm really troubled by this why do you send your private naked photos around?? this is beyound my understanding. It's in attachment

Do not open the attachment because there are no pictures of you. The attachment or the file “IMG000003342.zip” is not an image, but a Zip or a compressed file, which contains the Windows malicious executable file “IMG000003342.exe”.  

When we scanned this file for viruses, we found the following threats:

  • Zbot.GIQ
  • Trojan.GenericKD.1608336
  • Spyware/Win32.Zbot
  • BDS/Androm.wauch.2
  • Win32:Trojan-gen
  • BackDoor.Andromeda.267
  • Win32/TrojanDownloader.Wauchos.Z
  • Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent (A)
  • Trojan:W32/Agent.DUTZ

Do not open files ending with “.zip” or “.rar”, unless you are expecting these files from someone. Cybercriminals are compressing or adding their viruses to archive files such as Zip (“.zip”)  or WinRAR (“.rar”) to make them undetectable or able to bypass your email provider’s virus scanners.

If you open this malicious file, your computer will get infected with a Trojan horse, which the cybercriminals behind this message will be able to use to access and take control of your computer remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on you, use your computer to commit cybercrimes, or steal your personal and financial information.

Now, if you have already opened the malicious file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.

If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software. For a list of other virus email messages, please click here.

Also, click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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Virus Email Message - Your Private Photos are there for anyone to see. Why