Experts at SophosLabs, Sophos’s global network of virus and spam analysis centres, have discovered a worm which plays upon the public’s interest in movie stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, as well as celebrities such as Britney Spears, Pamela Anderson and Paris Hilton.
The W32/Ahker-F worm spreads via email using messages such as:
Watch Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt cought on TAPE! SEXY CLIP! WATCH IT!
Sophos believes the worm’s author (who calls himself “Agent Hacker”) is capitalising on media interest in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s possible friendship. There has been speculation that the film stars’ relationship may have contributed to the recent breakdown of Pitt’s marriage with ex-Friends’ actress Jennifer Aniston.
If the attached file, Clip.zip, is opened and executed the worm will attempt to spread to other email users.