by Dave Michmerhuizen & Luis Chapetti – Security Researchers If you’re a malware spammer, the number one challenge you face is how to get people to open, read and follow links in your message. To accomplish this, one of the driving emotions that spammers appeal to is curiosity. For years spammers have sent emails offering glimpses of gory accidents, scantily clad women and outrageous celebrity behavior – anything that might get you to drop your guard, suspend your critical thinking and click through some dodgy link in the hope of seeing some juicy nugget. An excellent example of that fell into the Barracuda Labs spam traps recently. It claimed that President Obama is a homosexual and offered an incriminating picture that would prove it.Read More...
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