Spam From Anti-Child Porn Agency Spreads Trojan
Certain spam emails with heading 'CP inquiry has began', are affirming that The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) have recovered the receiver's email address following child pornography content circulated by them. It is identified as a malaware, carrier of Agent-CPK Trojan horse.
'I'd wish to enlighten you that investigative action on one of the child porno sites; revealed e-mails record, which contained your <email address>. Considering this, I have two explanations: either you are the customer of this online store, or your e-mail cropped up by chance. I honestly wish that it was a twist of fate and consider that you are concerned about this explanation also. To prove your anxiety, give a small, conscious contribution to our website: http://www.asacp.org/donation.html, I will be persuaded that you are not mired in this matter.'
The email carries a supplement asset576.zip that decompresses into asset.txt.exe. If this file is run, it can set up Trojan horse on the user's system. The truth, that Windows by choice does not demonstrate the expansion of this file is in turn assisting the Trojan horse in corrupting the system effortlessly. End users can display this file by considering it to be a text file, as 'exe' expanded file stays unseen.
As per ASACP, "ASACP is focus of some illegal companies and persons who would love to impede our activities. This seems to have been scripted by somebody planning to disgrace ASACP and the job we perform. Regrettably, nothing much can be done to check these cybercrimes."
"The hazard is that Individuals may get flustered in their concern about their email address being detected on a child abuse website, and hasten to open the attached file; and get infected by a malevolent (virus) Trojan horse," stated Graham Cluley, the senior technology consultant for Sophos.
ASACP has depicted the episode as 'enormous spoof email assault' and has issued a word of warning on its website about the email and its fallouts.
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