The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Friday, June 23, 2006

Phish/zombie attack via cell phone text spam

OK, I'm not even entirely sure how to classify this one. Spammer sends text message to cell phone, thanking mark for signing up for $2/day dating service. Mark follows "unsubscribe" link to spammer's web site and is talked into downloading software with a trojan in it. Trojan turns mark's computer into a zombie.

Folks: Don't believe things strangers send to your cell phones. If you must be gullible, at least don't believe it when they say you signed up for a dating site you didn't sign up for. If you must believe it, don't download random software there just because they told you. If you must download the software from strange web sites, get a Mac.

Awww, who am I kidding? People dumb enough to do all that stuff don't read my blog in the first place.

Read all about it at ZDNet: Zombie builders send out phone texts.


Blogger Josh said...

I read it.

8:32 AM  

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