Everyone has friends that from time to time can help you with the move. Even there are friends who help you with your work. IÃ±aki, a good friend of mine, has become a honeypot, obviously by accident. Several days ago I received an email message from him inviting me to download some pictures, in Portuguese.
Neither my friend nor I know Portuguese, so thereâ€™s something going on here. The file that is downloaded doesnâ€™t contain any picturesâ€¦ but it is neither an executable file. It has a cpl (Control Panel) extension, which are files belonging to the Windows Control Panel.
Itâ€™s not the first time that this extension is being used. Letâ€™s remember the worm W32/dadinu several years ago, and one month ago we detected a very similar malware to the one my friend sent me.
This malware is Rausing â€œdevastationâ€ as some of us have received the same file from our â€œhoneypotâ€ friends 😉 Be very careful.