Since the spread of Ebola outside of Africa this year, the disease has been dominating the headlines. Unsurprisingly, scammers have tried to capitalize on the topic by sending out phony emails purportedly from the World Health Organization. The article reports that if you open the attachment, it will install a Trojan called DarkComet on your computer. DarkComet contains, among other features, keylogging and webcam hijacking functions.
I am not an expert on the topic of public health, so take the following with a grain of salt, but to me, the text of the e-mail doesn’t look as legitimate as the article says. Continue reading Ebola Email Scam is Making The Rounds