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Subject:Re: A new level of spam? From:john -at- garisons -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 20 Aug 2008 14:09:30 -0400 (EDT)
These guys have sneaky ways to infect your computers.
I got an email allegedly from Wachovia Bank telling me that they were
suspending my account and that I had to go to some website to unsuspend
it. I didn't go there, but if I did, I'm sure I would have contracted some
nefarious malware. The tip off: I never had an account with Wachovia Bank.
Be careful out there!
> The most prolific malware spam is black market
> commerce. The malware allows the sender to
> take over an infected computer and make it part
> of a network of computers that can be used to
> send still more spam, which the sender collects
> fees from businesses to send. There are enough
> people who actually buy products and/or services
> from unsolicited email advertisements to make it
> worthwhile for some businesses to pay someone
> to spam their ads to several million people at a
> Gene Kim-Eng
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