The recent Facebook password virus is joined by a copyright lawsuit virus that work on a similar principle.
In the Facebook password email virus, you receive an email telling you that your Facebook password has been changed. If you follow the link in the email, you are taken not to Facebook, but to a website loaded with malware that will try to infect your computer. Another form of the virus may simply try to steal your Facebook ID and password by getting your to use them on a fake website. Then send itself to all your Facebook contacts.
In the “A Copyright lawsuit has been filed against you.” email virus you get an email that you are being sued.
There is a link to a site (actually adirect link to a Word doc file). Going to the site gets the same result as above. The copyright virus is known to be targeting [Read more...]