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A malicious spam campaign that attempts to harvest online game passwords under the guise of messages containing smutty photos is doing the rounds. The tainted emails have subject line such as "Do you like to find a girlfriend like me?", and an attached archive file called "my photos.rar". The archive contains photos of young …

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  1. Joe Drunk
    FAIL

    Click here for nude pics of Anna Kournikova!!

    "A surprising amount of malware is designed to steal registration keys, passwords and data from players of computer games," said a consultant at Sophos.

    The only real surprising part of this article to me is that there are still people with access to the internet that actually open and read emails with subjects like "Do you like to find a girlfriend like me?" instead of doing the logical thing of deleting them outright.

  2. Andy Enderby 1
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    epiphany

    Bearing in mind that only a confirmed cretin would do anything with such unsolicited mail but delete it, and that such an attack vector is now as old as the hills, the epiphany is this - there's no way to protect folk from themselves, and in order to ensure that evolution takes its course, there should be no attempt to protect such loons.

    Newsflash for the hard of thinking - there's no free porn/trunkbox full of dollars/girlfriend/boyfriend/delete as applicable. Switch off your computer and step away, you are officially too dense to be on the interwebz....

    /end rant

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    Waiting

    Still waiting on my free email full of lovely asian girls pre-packaged in a handy little rar.

    Inbox (0) / Spam (0)..... sigh.

  4. RyokuMas Silver badge
    Coat

    Damn them!

    I'll have to sue over how such exploits scar me emotionally and leave me unable to function in the WoW-world environment...

    ... oh wait...

    I'll get me coat.

  5. Sweeping Brush
    Paris Hilton

    First rule of marketing ...

    know your target market, and these guys obviously do.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Fun

    If they made the acquisition of these in game items fun people wouldn't pay real money for them.

  7. iamapizza
    Thumb Up

    This article is useless without pictures

    So that I can recognize the threat the next time I see it of course. Nothing to do with the hot asian chicks featured in said smut mail.

  8. KarlTh

    Strange...

    ...if you're targetting Windows to use a compression format that's not natively supported.

  9. Phil A
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    No surprise here

    Why should it be surprising? The average WoW player is I'm sure, a knuckle dragger with no girlfriend and just enough brain cells to realise that he has no chance of getting one in the real world so even the remotest chance has to be grabbed at with both hairy palmed hands :)

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    I never did find

    The hot sexleg teacher...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      You might think so... but.

      You would be wrong. A few friends of mine were/are heavily into the game and, while they are uber-geeks (meaning they are incredibly smart folks) they are definetly not womanless (and in one case manless) knuckle-draggers (although I'm sure that kind exists).

  11. Mike Bird 1
    FAIL

    Off-Target

    These fail on focus=self because I have zero interest in having a girlfriend.

    Ok a fair percentage of the MMORPG target audience is hetero male, but the pron hackers could try a few variations to get the other target groups.

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  13. Dr Patrick J R Harkin

    We all think these scams are obvious

    because we've seen them before. But there are new users starting on the internet every day, so there's always a fresh, naive target audience .

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Grenade

    Get a bloody life!

    If these muppets had a life.....

  15. Inachu
    Pint

    Har har har!

    If any of you asian girls are reading this please contact me so we can play WOW together.

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