Warning over Da Vinci Code spam

Anti-spam experts at SophosLabs, a world leader in integrated threat management solutions and developing protection against viruses, spyware and spam, has called on consumers to be wary of unsolicited email campaign offering a copy of Dan Brown's best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code". At its global network of spam traps Sophos has intercepted emails inviting recipients to join a book club, claiming to offer a free copy of "The Da Vinci Code" as an incentive. The email calls on people to "Read the novel everyone's STILL talking about" and to "Get the Da Vinci Code free, plus five more bestsellers for 99 cents", said a statement. "People should be careful of unsolicited emails like this and remember the old adage that there's no such thing as a free lunch," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "This Da Vinci Code email directs recipients to a website that was registered less than a month ago - a clue which instantly sets alarm bells ringing in anti-spam circles. The intention of t...

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