Jul 21 2008

You know a movie’s big when …

Published by at 5:51 am under General

the spammers start sending out email trying to entice people with free tickets to the Batman premier in their town. I think any event that’s big enough to capture the public’s attention is going to be big enough to capture spammers attention too.

This is a trend that’s been going on as long as there’s been spam and it’s only going to get worse as the botnets used to send out spam become easier to update and modify. My first real encounter with this phenomenon was Hurricane Catrina, but I’ve noticed it becoming more prevalent for years. Since the point is to get people to click on the links and respond to emails, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

What’s the most interesting spam email you’ve gotten lately?

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  1. kurt wismeron 21 Jul 2008 at 11:16 am

    the only spams that interest me anymore are the ones that are so horribly bad that i can laugh at them… like sending an IRS scam/spam to a canadian…

    i recently saw one about obama’s manhood – hopefully that doesn’t catch on… (thank god for plain-text mode)

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