Malicious virus notification emails on the prowl
Websense® Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network has detected a new wave of interesting malicious emails. This new campaign uses some social engineering scare tactics to encourage users to open the HTML attachment sent in the email. The interesting thing about the attachment is that it’s only script code and the script code looks very much like script code which has been used in script injections on legitimate Web pages. The body of the email states that the recipient has been infected with a number of viruses and that the recipient should open the attached HTML document to clean up his or her computer.