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Virus authors are attempting to hoodwink unwary and lovestruck internet users with malware that poses as Valentine's Day-related games and email greetings. The hacker tactic is a familiar companion to annual holidays, such as Christmas, New Year's Day and Valentine's Day. McAfee reports that the Valentine’s Day spam links to …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Welcome to 2000

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ILOVEYOU

    Hardly a new attack vector

  2. Gordon Grant
    Stop

    And to think...

    People are still "caught" out by this, thankfully nothing like this hits my inbox, I see it arrive, hit the filters and then be deleted off the mail server..

    besides the "Name" of who it's from should give it away as should the e-mail address unless it's addressed to <insert pet name here> from <insert partners pet name here>.... even then check the headers.

  3. Nicholas Ettel
    Heart

    Fools

    When will the fools learn that no one actually loves them?

    Except for me... please click >>here<< for this e-card profering my undying love.

  4. Anonymous John
    Unhappy

    "The hacker tactic is a familiar companion to annual holidays"

    So not really worth reporting on El Reg then.

  5. Mike Crawshaw
    Unhappy

    Dammit

    And there I was thinking that 'hui3cafhem1@gmail.com' really DID love me...

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Oh well.

    Of course, no Linux zealot would fall for this. I mean, what are the odds? I would apologise for being trite, but they never do ...

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @Mike Crawshaw

    But "MIkE_crRaWShAW99", I do darling! Now click the damn link!

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