P2P as a new spam medium, moving from PoC to full operations


Spam on P2P networks used to be mainly with advertising inside downloaded movies and pictures (mainly pornographic in nature), as well as by hiding viruses and other malware in downloaded warez and most any other file type (from zip archives to movie files).Further, P2P networks were in the past used for harvesting by spammers.

Today, P2P has become a direct to customer spamvertizing medium. This has been an ongoing change for a while. As we speak, it is moving from a proof of concept trial to a full spread of spam, day in, day out. The idea is not new, but now it is becoming serious. SecuriTeam Blogs P2P as a new spam medium, moving from PoC to full operations

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 22nd November 2006 2:13AM