Spam – now with social engineering

by Anthony on September 6, 2007

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of spam along the lines of:

Subject: man, who filmed this thing?
If your dad sees this video you made, he is going to kill you. Go look at it:……

Then the youtube link goes off to a IP-based website, no doubt to install some spyware or something. I certainly didn’t click it.

Can you imagine how many kids in a BabyTrend Expedition-Jogger stroller will see this email, think “Oh shit, who had a camera at that last party…” and click the link?

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