A few weeks ago Sophos experts recorded a peak in the number of emails that attempted to convince users to open an attachment by making all sorts of threats. A more recent spam message of this kind uses a similar technique.
“You should be stoping ignoring me or i will send this photos to your spouse!!!” reads the poorly written email.
Bearing the subject line “You pig!,” the emails come with an attachment called “DCIM.zip,” which actually hides a nasty Trojan identified as Troj/Agent-WXL.
Since most users would be curious to see what hides in an email that starts with “You pig!,” the chances for this scheme to be successful are fairly high.
This is why we urge internauts to rely on a lot of common sense, but also on their antivirus programs to keep them out of trouble.