[WARNING] Messages from Google and Facebook contain Malware

Signature Message(s): Email from Google with subject line “Thank you from Google!” & Facebook message with subject line, “You have got a new message on Facebook!

Scam Type: Trojan – Malicious Code

Trending: January 2011

Details of the Attacks:

Graham Cluley, of Sophos, has issued a warning this morning about two email messages they have recently intercepted:

The first one is made to appear from Google:

And the second malicious email looks like it came from Facebook:

Cluley states that Sophos products found that both messages have a Zip file attached containing Troj/ZipMal-AM and their contents as the W32/AutoRun-BHX worm.

How to Deal with the Scam:

Always be suspicious of emails containing attachments. If you did click on the attachment and opened the file, then your computer is likely infected with the malicious code. You should install and/or update your anti-virus software and perform a complete system scan of your machine.

If you or your Facebook friends are falling for tricks like this, it’s time to get yourself informed of the latest threats. Be sure to join the Facecrooks page on Facebook to stay informed of the latest security issues. Also check out:

Your Ultimate Guide to Facebook Scams and How to Deal with Them

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