Viruses being spread through SPAM…

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. [BBC]

I think this pretty much sums it up:

“Clicking on a link in a spam e-mail is the equivalent of handing a burglar the keys to your house,” said David Roberts, chief executive of Tif.

Also the article points out that clicking the courteous “Unsubscribe” link could also take you to a malicious website (as if the spam itself wasn’t bad enough?)

Versions of the virus-bearing spam let people unsubscribe from bogus newsletters or claim to give away electronic greetings cards.