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2012 Election Spam Malware Deluge

You have probably noticed a big increase in emails related to the US 2012 Presidential Election; unsurprisingly perhaps, there is an increasing amount of malware in the mix. The bad guys love to use the latest hot topic in order to increase the chances that you will actually read the thing and click on a poisoned link. The general idea is, you get an authentic-looking email perhaps inviting you to take part in a CNN survey, and you are provided a link to participate. If you click the link (you typically don't need to do anything else) you will be infected by something nasty. Obviously, this has nothing to do with CNN or the Democratic or Republican parties, or whomever the email uses to make it seem more authentic.
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