New Spam Campaign Targets YouTube
As per a statement published by sofpedia on July 12, 2010, the researchers at Avira received a bulk of mails in the past few days with subjects - ''User <username> suggesting users to become friends at YouTube.' The researchers have also highlighted the fact that the "From" column in these mails has been manipulated in such a way that it seems to have originated from the "YouTube service."
Moreover, the body of these emails starts with the same content as the one mentioned in the subject field. The e-mail further states that offers and the acceptance of friendship offers by friends are now easy to trace along with the transfer of videos to other users. To accept or deny this request, please pass the attached file.
The security company also reveals the fact that English speaking people can easily figure out that
Due to the problems linked with such spam mails & campaigns and the threats related to such programs, users are suggested to keep their computer applications totally upgraded, especially in case of downloading browser plug-ins such as the Adobe Reader, Java Runtime by Avira or the Adobe Flash player. The installation of an antivirus program (proficient in recognizing and scrutinizing threats over the HTTP) can protect computer applications while browsing the web, suggests the firm in its advisory.
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» SPAMfighter News - 22-07-2010