Racy Adult Dating Site Scam Hits Inboxes
"Hello, it's your naughty little girl."
"LoveCard from Your GirlFriend."
These are just two subject lines and by far the most timid and printable ones of a new adult dating site malware campaign hitting email inboxes, the security firm Sophos reported.
The emails come from sites such as adultloveline.com and fling.com and entice recipients with sexual messages such as, "I was photographed for you. Want to see?" and "I'm losing my mind without your caresses. Come and take me."
Supporting the racy subject lines in each email are photos of young women in their 20s, and a fake profile of the woman's age, name and what she's seeking. Several of the scam emails say the girl is seeking a male, age 21 to 99.
While each email in the new pornographic campaign is slightly different from the next, they do have one thing in common, Graham Cluley, Sophos' senior technology consultant, wrote.
"All of the emails use sleazy slutty language to trick red-blooded men (we assume) into [opening] the attached file."
Once they do that, the real problems start. Beneath the scandalous come-on, each email contains an attached .zip file containing a dangerous Trojan designed to attack Windows computers.
To protect yourself, never click on suspicious attachments in unsolicited emails, and make sure you run up-to-date anti-virus software on your computer, a list of which can be found here.
And if you're interested in online dating, stick to legitimate, trustworthy sites.