The newest version of the sextortion scam
According to new research by IBM’s X-Force team the traditional sextortion scam has evolved and now bad actors have started threatening to distribute stolen nude pics of your friend’s girlfriend.
Fraudsters distribute a message saying they are now sending the private images to every person in the contact list of your friend, including you. To be able to see it you need to open an attachment. If you are curious enough to do it, you will open a Microsoft Office document containing a blurred image. You can see contents only if you click on the ‘Enable Content’ button.
That’s when the malicious malware is being downloaded to your device. The malware is known as Raccoon and is used to gain login details, credit card numbers and all the details about your browser.
So remember to stay safe and never open attachments from unknown source.