Ok, so every once in a while, we (as in you and me) get these funny mail messages that just don’t seem quite right…and then it dawns on us — hey, this must be another one of those Windows viruses/worms/covert operations going around again.
I’ve pasted in a screen shot below of the latest one I just received. After trying to Google search for some context, I didn’t get anything back, so maybe I’m privileged enough one of the first unsuccessful targets?
And just in case you’re wondering, after copying the attachment to a safe location and unzipping it, the Windows executable “File-packed_dataInfo.exe” was revealed. Hmm. I don’t remember e-mailing that to anyone recently.
I’m curious as to what investigative process you use whenever you get junk like this. (As if the token “zip” extension isn’t enough to give it away.)
Have you or anyone you know ever fallen victim to one of these things?
How much longer before the first big Mac-based outbreak?