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Valentine's spam starts to heat up

by Marianna Schmudlach / January 29, 2009 11:51 PM PST

Crooks falling in love all over again

Written by Shaun Nichols in San Francisco

vnunet.com, 30 Jan 2009

Security experts are warning of a rising number of Valentine's Day spam messages and malware attacks.

Symantec and the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-Cert) issued advisories to users after a number of malicious spam messages were found to be using Valentine's Day themes as a lure.

US-Cert said that it had received reports of spam messages which contained links to malicious websites. The sites attempted to download an executable onto the user's system under the names 'youandme.exe' or 'onlyyou.exe'.

More: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2235415/valentine-spam-starts-heat

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