Virus writers turn to spam
Britain’s technology managers have issued a warning about spam e-mails that act as a new way for Windows viruses to penetrate organisations.
The spam message tricks people into clicking on a link that takes them to a website but also, unseen, delivers a virus too. Versions of the virus-bearing spam let people unsubscribe from bogus newsletters or claim to give away electronic greetings cards. Technology managers fear that the viruses delivered by the malicious message will include key logging programs that will steal login details, passwords or credit card numbers. Full Story