As I read it this is about a new twist to an old issue. (see excerpts below)
The question are...
2 - More to the point:
"So yes, a seemingly innocent HTML email attachment can do plenty of damage, and while quite stealthy, definitely not harmless," concludes Barracuda Labs' researcher, Dave Michmerhuizen.
A brief glimpse at the article gives me the impression the author is more interested in fear mongering than in informing.