Internet users are being warned about a malware attack that has been spammed out widely, posing as a communication from YouTube about copyrighted video content.
The emails, which have the subject line "Your video may have illegal content", pretend to come from Google's YouTube team.
Here's an example:
Subject: Your video may have illegal content
Attached file: Content_ID755658_Matches.zip
Your video may have content that is owned or licensed by Music Publishing Rights Collecting Society.
No action is required on your part; however, if you are interested in learning how this affects your video, please open attached file with Content ID Matches section of your account for more information.
- The YouTube Team
The attached ZIP file, however, contains the Troj/Agent-XXC Trojan horse.
Sophos anti-virus products have been capable of detecting the malware since September 25th - but users of products from other vendors may not be as well protected.
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