The latest malware spam run is using gripping news headlines as e-mail subjects to hook unsuspecting victims. And while this is not something new, the use of actual news headlines can make it more difficult to distinguish it as malicious.
Re: U.S. violent crime up again, more murders, robberies Man Awakens From 19-Year Coma Law hits Las Vegas 'fake' bands
Also, body text may include any of the following:
Decade Of Mystery: John Ramsey Speaks Man wakes from 19-year coma in Poland US vows to pursue hunt for missing soldiers Password for submitted attachment is xxx
Attachments are password protected Zip archives with random filenames but appear to come from news organizations. The binary inside has the filename v245o.exe and is now detected as Backdoor:W32/Spamuwi.A with database update 2007-06-05_01.