The Russian girls’ messages are straightforward and efficient, prompting users to respond fast to the bait. “Let’s act on our feelings and get to know one another,” one of the infected spam e-mails reads. “If we meet I can show you some parts of me ;),” says another.
This is not the first time curiosity for female parts makes men click on dubious links. Earlier this year, a spam campaign was used to deploy a Java Script Trojan with a link “coming” from a woman in terrible need of sharing hot pictures and videos.
Malware writers also count on feminine allure to spread malicious code on social networks. Their most fruitful bait to date involves famous women, with fake sex tapes of Rihanna and Taylor Swift regularly luring thousands of male users.
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This article is based on the technical information provided courtesy of Daniel Ichim, Bitdefender Spam Researcher.