Google's Blogger site is being used by malicious hackers who are posting fake entries to some blogs. The posts attempt to lure readers to what is purported to be a legitimate link or a YouTube video but instead leads to booby-trapped downloads that could infect a Windows PC. The virus, named the Storm Worm or Virus is also hitting inboxes worldwide. I have had quite a few of these nasty emails myself.
A Google spokesperson said: "The blog posts are likely from users' whose machines have been compromised by a virus.... Among the other recipients of spam e-mails generated by the virus are users' mail2blogger accounts, which allow them to update their blogs via e-mail,"
Please go and read more on the BBC News site, where I originally read about this. A text box on the right hand side of the article gives some examples of the kind of text being used in the posts and emails:
I did not want to add the text myself as I do not want to appear in a Google Search as being one of the blogs that contains this vile content! People may think I am infected but don't worry I use good methods of protection.