Why Viruses/Spam are Evil

One of Recipezaar’s customer service e-mail addresses recently received the following spam messages:

Dear user of Recipezaar.com,

We warn you about some attacks on your e-mail account. Your computer may
contain viruses, in order to keep your computer and e-mail account safe,
please, follow the instructions.

For further details see the attach.

Attached file protected with the password for security reasons. Password is 03753.

Kind regards,
The Recipezaar.com team http://www.recipezaar.com

Dear user of Recipezaar.com,

Some of our clients complained about the spam (negative e-mail content)
outgoing from your e-mail account. Probably, you have been infected by
a proxy-relay trojan server. In order to keep your computer safe,
follow the instructions.

For details see the attached file.

Kind regards,
The Recipezaar.com team http://www.recipezaar.com

Now, of course, I know this didn’t happen, because, well Troy/I = Recipezaar, but imagine someone at Earthlink or AOL or some random ISP getting the same message…

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