Viruses and Social Engineering
I got a virus in my mailbox, the subject tempted me to read the mail although i knew it was a virus.
Subject: Illegal Website
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 23:33:06 -0700
You have visited illegal websites.
I have a big list of the websites you surfed.
+++ Attachment: No Virus found
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Scan result: Virus "W32.Netsky.P@mm" found.
These days, the virus writers are betting heavily on social engineering on spreading viruses, and of course, they are successful in most cases.