Facebook: “Your friend added a new photo with you to the album” e-mail contains a trojan

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Facebook: “Your friend added a new photo with you to the album” e-mail contains a trojan

It’s not like this type of phishing scam hasn’t been seen before, where you receive an e-mail that looks like it’s been sent by Facebook telling you that a friend has added a photo with you in it. This time though, the e-mail comes with an attachment containing a malicious trojan that can infect your PC.

E-mail message content

The e-mail has the subject, “Your friend added a new photo with you to the album” and has a short message that reads, “Greetings, One of your Friends added a new photo with you to the album”. The e-mail looks similar to a genuine notification e-mail from Facebook and includes the social networking site’s logo.

‘View photo with you in the attachment’ button

Users are warned not to click the button and not to open the ZIP file attachment as it contains a malicious trojan that is designed to take control of your Microsoft Windows computer. Sophos Labs identify the trojan as Troj/Agent-XNN.

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You can of course protect yourself from these types of malware by installing anti-virus software and keeping it regularly updated. If you don’t have anti-virus software installed on your computer, read our article about protecting yourself for free with our recommended tools.

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