At Get Safe Online we always advise caution about opening unsolicited email attachments, and here's a new one aimed at Facebook users. A malicious Trojan horse is posing as a Facebook photo notification. The scam email contains an attachment which is a zip file containing malware designed to allow hackers to gain control over your Windows computer. The email reads as follows:
Subject: Your friend added a new photo with you to the album
Attached file: New_Photo_With_You_on_Facebook_PHOTOID[random].zip
One of Your Friends added a new photo with you to the album.
You are receiving this email because you've been listed as a close friend.
[View photo with you in the attachment]
Do not open the attached ZIP file as the malware will infect your computer.
If you receive an email from a Facebook 'friend' telling you that someone has added a new photo of you – always check on Facebook directly if you are not sure whether or not it is legitimate.
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