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Bogus PayPal payment alert causes malware infection

 
Gary Warner just reported: "A new malicious spam campaign has just launched this morning targeting Paypal users. This malware campaign attempts to "social engineer" users into clicking a link that they know they shouldn't click on! The criminals believe (and from what we've seen, correctly) that when presented with the news that you just sent $100 to someone from your Paypal account, you will have a panic reaction and click on the link in the email. This is what they are counting on!" Here is the post with the example spam emails: