Here is a spam email pretending to be from US Airways:
You can check in from 24 hours and up to 60 minutes before your flight (2 hours if you’re flying abroad). Then, all you need to do is print your boarding pass and head to the gate.
Confirmation code: 755536
Check-in online: Online reservation details
Clicking on the link to view flight 8160 takes you to a malicious webpage that loads the BlackHole Exploit Kit where you can expect some turbulence:
Here is the traffic log:
And here is the BlackHole login page:
IP: 220.127.116.11 (Switzerland).
This is where the bad guys keep track of how many PCs they have managed to infect, where they can update the malicious payload, get stats etc…
The email campaigns are getting better and better at circumventing spam filters and the emails use themes that keep on changing. Remember to be very cautious when clicking any link or picture from an email, even if you think it is just an advert.