Batten ‘Em Down, People

It looks like a variant of the MyDoom is kicking around the Internet again, folks:

The MyDoom worm saga continued today with the release of yet another variant of the noxious email worm. The latest variant — MyDoom‑S (AKA MyDoom‑Q or MyDoom‑R) — poses as a funny photographs in order to dupe users into opening an infectious attachment called photos_arc.exe.

It looks like you can expect a subject line of “photos” and a message reading “LOL!;))))” along with the attachment. Remember that these things mail themselves out from other people’s computers, so it may very well be from a friend’s email address! Don’t open stuff like this, unless you’re absolutely sure your friend just e‑mailed you some pictures on purpose! The computer you save may be your own.

(Read all of Infected PCs spew MyDoom variant at The Register.)