Malware Attack Hides Behind Fake CNN Alerts Stating Romney Has 60% Voter Support

Whenever cybercriminals create a malware spam campaign, they often write messages that they know will tap into the emotional side of the recipient.

By doing this, they can yield the best click-through rates for any embedded links pointing to malicious websites and highest number of possible downloads for file attachments laced with malware.

And what better way is there to evoke emotion than to discuss the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election?

Therefore, consider this your fair warning to be on the lookout for fraudulent emails purporting to be from well-known news media outlets featuring eye-catching electional headlines like the one below. It could be a trap to infect your PC with malware.

http://www.hyphenet.com/blog/2012/10/11/fake-cnn-alerts-stating-romney-has-60-voter-support-paves-way-for-malware-attack/

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