The Spam Diaries

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

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Spammers now using YouTube as bait

This just in: You get an email that tempts you to follow a link that looks like it takes you to a YouTube video, but then it asks you to download an executable into your computer. This is most likely a variant of the Storm Worm.

What are you thinking...if pat sees this your divorced dude. :-{) go look at it... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLXTPraOeF

The actual link doesn't really go to YouTube, but to a look-alike site containing the virus.

Interestingly enough, both Thunderbird and Firefox thought the email and target site were suspicious and flagged them.

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