“Check the Attachment” Emails Carry Bredo Trojan
No matter how outrageous an email sounds, never rush to open an attachment
Emails that come with the subject “Check the attachment you have to react somehow to this picture,” or “They killed your privacy man your photo is all over facebook!” are part of a spam campaign designed to spread Trojans identified by Sophos as Troj/Bredo-VV and Mal/BredoZp-B.“I got to show you this picture in attachment. I can't tell who gave it to me sorry but this chick looks a lot like your ex-gf. But who's that dude??” reads one variant.
There are many variations to these emails, but they all have one thing in common. They urge the recipient to open the ZIP attachment, claiming that it holds a shameful picture that may present interest to the user.
Internauts who may come across such emails are advised to think before downloading the attached file, no matter how urgent or outrageous the message may sound.