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Michael Jackson spam spreads, malware attacks likely
Star’s death brings crooks out of the woodwork, expect scam deluge, says Sophos
June 26, 2009 –By Greg Keizer
Computerworld – Within hours of the death of pop star Michael Jackson, spam trading on his demise hit in-boxes, a security firm said today as it warned that more junk mail was in the offing.
Just eight hours after news broke about Jackson, Abingdon, England-based Sophos PLC started tracking the first wave of Jackson spam, which used a subject line of “Confidential — Michael Jackson.” The spam wasn’t pitching a product or leading users to a phishing or malware Web site. Instead it was trying to dupe users into replying to the message in order to collect e-mail addresses and verify them as legitimate.
[ Source: Computerworld ]