Spammers use 'video tributes' to trick users


Security vendor Sophos has issued a warning about a recent spam campaign designed to harvest email addresses by attracting readers to websites offering topical "video tributes".

The sites offer a range of teasers for video tributes to 9/11 victims, Anna Nicole Smith and Steve Irwin, "The Great Crocodile Hunter".

To view the full videos, users need to provide their email address – something which seems harmless enough unless they visit the site's privacy policy, accessible via a link at the bottom of the page. Spammers use ‘video tributes’ to trick users - Security - www.itnews.com.au

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 18th September 2006 10:00PM