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Spammers resort to Cartoons in Latests Stock Pump-and-Dump Campaign

/noticias.info/ Experts at SophosLabs™, Sophos's global network of virus, spyware and spam analysis centers, have reminded computer users to be wary of unsolicited share-dealing advice they receive via the internet, following the latest campaign from spammers.

In the latest example of a pump-and-dump spam campaign, where criminals attempt to manipulate stock prices in order to make themselves quick and easy profits, spammers have targeted shares in a company called Digital Learning Management Corp.

The spam emails show a cartoon of a man pushing a large sum of money around in a wheelbarrow with the exultation, "You can't handle the loot!!!". Another cartoon shows a man leaping into the air in excitement behind a large bag full of coins.

Hidden amongst the text is random gray writing on a white background, which is hard for the human eye to read but is designed to try and fool simple anti-spam filters into not blocking the email message.

» noticias.info - Sophos - 05-07-2006

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