January 12th, 2011, 19:24 PM
Sexy PowerPoint Presentation Delivers Malware Surprise
A Sophos IT security consultant has issued a warning not to fall prey to malware that uses a PowerPoint presentation demonstrating sexual positions from the Kama Sutra as its lure.
The "Real kamasutra.pps.exe" file spotted earlier this year drops onto your Windows PC if clicked and distracts you while other malware executables and a backdoor Trojan called Bckdr-RFM stealthily load onto your computer, writes Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.
"Once they have broken into your computer, they can use it to relay spam around the world, steal your identity, spy on your activities, install revenue-generating adware or launch denial of service attacks," Cluley writes of the malware, which exploits familiarity with the ancient Indian Hindu text on human sexual behavior.
Full story: PC World