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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-18-2007, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Latest spam tactic: mp3s

Had a fresh load of messages hit my inbox at work this morning from strange addresses with no body and an mp3 attached. I figured it was the latest virus attempt (remembering the windows mp3 vulnerability a couple years back).

...and now this shows up on /. -- apparently this is the latest spam tactic. Audio spam. Woo.

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Spammers are back with a new trick, this time round sending messages with MP3 attachments that contain the latest pump-and-dump stock scams. One sample identified by Sophos was a heavily distorted 30-second MP3 file. A synthetic female voice was used to promote a particular stock. Says Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos: 'Although the spammers seem to have a fair bit to learn about machine-generated sales patter, some companies might consider blocking all MP3s in email as a matter of course. So many music files infringe copyright, and it can be hard for a company to establish which ones are legal and which are not after they have arrived. Blocking MP3s, or at least quarantining until requested by the user, can be a good way for a company to take a proactive stance against the use of email for illegal file sharing. It also has the benefit of neutralizing this sort of spam at the same time.'
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-18-2007, 02:40 PM
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bastids...... always something huh.


speaking of spam, I have an e-mail account that I posted in the admin section here and on another forum about 6 months ago. I never use it actually and today for the first time I received three spam messages on it.

Strange how they can find addy's when there not even out there.



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That's simple. Directory harvest attacks. Brute-forcing attempts at sending email to all possible addresses at a domain.

I just want to find the dumbasses who click the links and/or buy stuff from these emails. I've got to believe that in some capacity, if it didn't make financial sense to send this crap it wouldn't be sent. i.e. someone out there is making this type of "advertising" valid by responding to it, or they're falling for scam attempts.
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