Spam Hidden in Email Newsletters

Careful what you read, spammers are now hijacking legitimate newsletters and electronic advertisements from big name brands such as the NFL, Amazon, WalMart, eBay, ESPN, US Airways, Kohls, Verizon, and 1 800 Flowers.

"They are trying to mimic a legitimate newsletter as closely as possible, by inserting a single image or a link to one," says Doug Bowers, senior director of anti-abuse engineering at Symantec, which has been closely tracking this growing spamming trend during the past month.

Bowers says he and his colleagues don't have any data on the spammers compromising any machines, but it appears they are using templates to mimic the exact format of these newsletters or e-advertisements.Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Spam Hidden in Email Newsletters - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 16th January 2007 11:59PM