Spammers Attack IT

Expert spammers love a challenge, so they've decided to take on the world's most unlikely victims: the IT staff itself.

Researchers at MessageLabs Ltd., a messaging security vendor, say they have detected a new form of spam that attempts to hide itself from content filters and human recognition by masquerading as legitimate email among IT staff.

The new spam messages include words and phrases such as ".NET," "XSS," or trouble ticket numbers that simultaneously avoid Baysian content filters and trick IT staffers into opening it. Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Spammers Attack IT - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 27th September 2006 8:56AM