The Spam Diaries

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

Friday, May 07, 2010

Shame on for giving my email address to spammers

And as a follow-up to my previous post, the "Thank you for buying iTunes Gift Certificate!" virus spam I received yesterday was sent to a tagged address I created for use with

So shame on for either selling my email address to spammers, or at the very least, for having sloppy security.

Just to be clear, no you didn't buy an iTunes gift certificate and forget

I've gotten a couple of these in the last couple days. "Thank you for buying iTunes Gift Certificate!" followed by the usual yada-yada telling you to open the enclosed zip file.

The only thing in the zip file is a .exe file, and I don't think I need to warn you about running .exe files from strangers.

y'all be careful out there.