Lycos email scam hides nasty Trojan

A malicious email purporting to offer a link to download Lycos’ controversial spam busting screensaver is infecting users with a Trojan - proving that the fall out from the botched and now ditched service will continue to cause users pain.

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The email, subject line "Be the first to fight spam with Lycos screen saver", includes a link which, when clicked, installs a Trojan on the infected PC, potentially surrendering control of that PC to the hacker behind the email scam.

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