Ill-conceived Donald Trump sex video malware attack attempts to install RAT on Windows PCs

Ill-conceived Donald Trump sex video malware attack attempts to install RAT on Windows PCs




After all these years you probably don’t need me to tell you to be wary of clicking on email attachments which seem too good to be true.


Malicious hackers have also disguised their attacks as breaking news, sexy pictures, or even (infamously) love letters in order to trick unsuspecting users into clicking before thinking.


Security researchers at Trustwave have revealed the latest attempt by cybercriminals to infect Windows computers using this tried-and-trusted technique, although it feels somewhat ill-conceived.




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According to Trustwave senior security researcher Diana Lopera, emails have been spammed out with the subject line “GOOD LOAN OFFER!!”, and the following message in the text:



Greeting,


We are interested in partnering and investing in your that dream project or business plan, also we can grant you a loan with a good return of investment on a long and short period of time. We can invest or loan from the rage of 500,000USD to over 100Million USD.


If you are interested in order offer kindly contact immediately to book for an appointment with one of our agent.


Thank you.Regards.Jonathan Clement.



Let’s be honest – it’s hard to imagine that anyone would believe an unsolicited message like that was genuine, even if you ignored the spelling and grammatical errors. Normally, I would say that this was a scam that was unlikely to dupe most people.


What makes it unusual, however, is that there is a file attached, called TRUMP_SEX_SC ..