This just in: Emails touting CNN breaking news headlines are hitting our filters this morning with the subject line “Mitt Romney Almost President”. The emails, as seen below, use CNN banner graphics and include a number of headlines of enticing current events, including the topmost headline claiming that Mitt Romney has taken the lead in the United States presidential race with more than 60% of the votes. This is followed by other “stories” about the recent meningitis breakouts, a couple of iPhone/Apple stories, and many others.
As a mouseover reveals, every link in these emails leads not to CNN, but instead to a slew of malicious domains that install malware on to the victims’ PCs. Currently we have about 75,000 of these.