The Spam Diaries

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

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Scumware vendor 180solutions at it again

(Via Slashdot) this just in from vitalsecurity.org: scumware vendor 180solutions is tricking Myspace users into installing spyware onto their web pages for others to download.

In short, Myspace users are given free videos which they can add to their profiles. However, vistors to pages which use these free videos are prompted via popup to download the "Zango Search Assistant" toolbar in order to watch the video. Needless to say, this toolbar is actually spyware/adware. If the visitor so much as clicks the "Play Now" button, the software is installed.

More on the story from iTnews.

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