Viruses are hiding in spam

Viruses are starting to use the increasing volumes of commercial spam to find a way into users' PCs, according to a new report.

MessageLabs, the web security and integrated messaging services provider to businesses worldwide, has for the first time intercepted emails that are both spam and contain a virus, as announced in the findings of its MessageLabs Intelligence Report for April 2007.

While the cyber-criminals have long used email viruses to create botnets to send spam, this is the first time MessageLabs has seen viruses hidden within stock scam spam. Since 14 April, the vendor said it has stopped thousands of these emails as part the latest phase in Storm Worm activity. - Viruses are hiding in spam

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 1st May 2007 2:02AM