More email attacks use Breaking News headlines

Posted Thursday, September 11, 2008 1:19 PM by hwaldron

Email New spam runs using sensationalized headlines have merged.  Folks should not let their curiousity get the best of them or they could loose hours of time repairing their PC.  AV vendors are also beginning to provide protection.

Trend Micro Blog - News Videos, Anyone?
http://blog.trendmicro.com/news-videos-anyone/
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=TROJ%5FFAKEALER%2EFR&VSect=T

QUOTE: Keeping the texts short and malicious, the spam our filters caught this time use catchy headlines so absurd they could actually pique their readers’ curiosity. Some of the spammed messages here use prominent news organizations like CNN and BCC to look more credible, a technique popular with spammers as seen in several previous spam runs. CNN in particular looks to be a favorite.

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