Spam campaign attempts to phish MySpace music fans

SophosLabs have warned of an aggressively distributed spam campaign that uses the name of the popular MySpace social networking site in an attempt to phish information from music lovers. The emails have been spammed out to hundreds of thousands of computer users around the globe in the last week, luring them into clicking on links to a website posing as an online music store.

The subject headings of the spam emails typically read: 'New message from <name> on MySpace sent on <date> <time>'. Using the guise of a MySpace contact email, the spammers heighten the chances of potential victims opening the email. The message in the email then informs the user, 'You've got a new song from <name> on MySpace!', and invites them to click on a link to hear 'your MySpace music'. Spam campaign attempts to phish MySpace music fans, warns Sophos

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 13th October 2006 11:52PM