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Also posted on: Nigel Stanley
Security firm Sophos are reporting that spammers are capitalising on the
recent death of Michael Jackson to
harvest active email accounts. The body of the email appears inert, with no
hidden malware. Instead the spammer is
expecting, no doubt, to collect email addresses of those interested in hearing
more about the “truth” surrounding the pop star’s death.
The SANS Internet Storm Center noted in their blog that organisations
should be aware of impending Jacko spam and within hours it appeared.
Stand by for a bunch more spam with a lot more malicious content as this
story drags out, as it surely will, for years to come, making a lot of lawyers
very rich indeed.