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SPAMfighter Stops New Malware Infected Virginia Tech Spam Mail

Spammers are famous for taking advantage of large, often times tragic, events in order to scam interested and curious e-mail readers. This is no different in the case of the Virginia Tech shootings.

Spammers are sending spam mails with a picture of gunman Cho Sueng Hui, and a link claiming to show video of the shootings taking place. When an e-mail user clicks on this link, there is no video, and instead a malicious screensaver is downloaded, installing a bank spyware trojan.

"This is a disturbing form of spam mail, which takes advantage of a tragic situation. We at SPAMfighter are happy to filter this away so none of our users are effected by this spam mail, or malicious Trojan" states co-owner and co-founder Martin Thorborg.

The Trojan in this e-mail steals passwords, and banking information of unknowing computer users. Because of this, SPAMfighter has worked hard to protect e-mail users from seeing, and clicking the infectious link.

In addition to this particular spam mail, SPAMfighter is also filtering out others, which are being sent out with fraudulent charity websites, which make attempts to con money and credit card information from generous e-mail users who are only making an attempt to help.

SPAMfighter works by scanning incoming e-mails. If an e-mail is detected to be spam, it will be automatically filtered from the user's inbox to a designated SPAMfighter folder. This prevents e-mail users from thinking e-mails like these are legitimate and therefore falling victim to the scam. Try SPAMfighter free for 30 days here.
SPAMfighter is Europe's leading spam filter developer. The Danish company is owned by the founders of Jubii.dk, Henrik Sørensen and Martin Thorborg, together with two programmers, Daniel Hjortholt and Martin Dyring. SPAMfighter employs 35 people and is based in Copenhagen. SPAMfighter is debt-free and is 100 per cent financed by income from the sale of the SPAMfighter client. Each day, SPAMfighter removes around 12 million spam messages from 15 million tested emails received by over 3.2 million users in 215 countries/regions.

SPAMfighter draws its power from the fact that over 3.2 million users report spam as they receive it, with a single click. Once several users have reported the same spam message, it is automatically filtered for all other users. The result is that approximately 90 percent of all spam is filtered out before it reaches any given user. [Get more information about SPAMfighter here.

For more information, contact Martin Thorborg, info@spamfighter.com SPAMfighter ApS, Rovsingsgade 88, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark. Phone: +45 7022 1551 Fax (Europe): +45 3323 0376 Phone (USA) +1 (561) 962-4166 Fax (USA) +1 (561) 962-4266 uspartners@spamfighter.com


» SPAMfighter - 4/24/2007

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