Social Engineering plays an extremely significant role in the success of phishing attacks. As more and more users become aware of the problem fraudsters need to find more creative ways of convincing users to surrender personal information to fraudulent websites.
It seems that most fraudsters have come to the conclusion that messages crafted to address security issues stand a better chance of attracting users’ attention and gaining their trust. These phishing emails usually call for immediate action and threaten users that their account will be blocked if they fail to take the required action.
Here are a few examples of security themed phishing emails:http://www.trusteer.com/blog/phishing-security