To Pif or not to Pif

Pif file contains W32.Netsky.D@mm

Over the last few weeks I have received dozens of “.pif” files via email. They are usually named “document.pif”, or “document_word.pif”, or “requested_file.pif”, or some other variation. The body of the email usually says something like “Please read the attached file” or “here is the document you requested”. They have come from several reputable domains. The files do contain a virus that Norton identifies as “W32.Netsky.D@mm”. Fortunately I am immune because I am on a Mac, but I can become a carrier for certain viruses… that sounds so dirty. There must be a new wave of attacks going on. I don’t ever remember getting so many things like this in such a short period of time.

If you’re on a PC, you do NOT want to open these attachments.

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