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Malware Lurks Behind Obama Sex Video Spam

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    Those with a blending of political and prurient interests might be inclined to open a spam e-mail from that blares "Barack Obama sex story with girl" in the subject line.


    Researchers, however, cautioned Tuesday that it's not OK to click on the e-mail's short porno purporting to show the Democratic senator from Illinois getting it on with Ukrainian girls, security laboratory Websense reported.

    The weak-minded who click the video get a short porn snippet that coincidentally turns out not to be the presidential candidate performing acts deemed illegal in many states. Yet the footage is so good even the viewer gets screwed.

    While the video plays for 14 seconds, malicious applications are installed on the victim's computer, researchers reported. Voila, a trojan is installed, an information-stealing application, Websense said, that posts a user's data to a compromised Finnish travel site, hxxp://*snip*

    In June, we warned you of similar Obama e-mail spam whose subject lines screamed: "Scandal rocks Obama as lurid sex video leaked."

    Those spam messages seem a lot sexier, but no less vicious, than the trojan-seeding spam we reported on Monday that accuses readers of copyright piracy. That e-mail installs the mytob worm.