Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Pushing buttons

This spam is a little more interesting than the usual. I've received it at three different and unrelated email addresses, both at work and at home. It seems to have a two-pronged attack: clicking the included "unsubscribe" link (inactive below for blindingly obvious reasons) confirms that your email address is valid, and also attempts to install a small downloader Trojan, which will then pull down a larger payload, the effect of which I am disinclined to experiment with. But that's not why I'm posting it here.
Hello!

It has been requested that the following address:

    
recipient email address

should be added to the communism community mailing list.
You have been successfully subscribed to our mail list.


Thank you.
_____

To unsubscribe from our mail list, just follow this link:

<http://
IP elided as public service/subs/unsub.php?email=recipient email address>

Click this link, or copy and paste the address into your browser.
I like they way the sender tries to trigger a knee-jerk dash to the malicious hyperlink. You have been "added to the communism community mailing list".

communism?

communism?

COMMUNISM?

Commieeeeeeee. Baaaaaaaaaaad. Eeeeeeeeeek.

What a hoot.

1 Comments:

At 6:39 PM, Blogger teh l4m3 said...

Clearly you got on Chaz Johnson's bad side...next he'll be sending his zombies after you!

 

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