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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 03:28 PM
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New Spam Outbreak Says It Has Seen You Naked
New Spam Outbreak Says It Has Seen You Naked
Category Cybersex
Date April 20th, 2008 10:25 pm

Security vendor Marshal is warning email users of a new mass targeted spam outbreak which contains a personalised subject line claiming to have caught you naked on video. The malicious campaign is being sent from the Srizbi botnet identified as the largest spam-sending botnet on the Internet and responsible for 45 percent of all spam caught, according to Marshals TRACE Team. The message itself contains a clickable link which claims to be a naked video of the recipient and reads: we caught you naked {your name}! check the video. When the user clicks on the link, the PC becomes infected and enlisted as a member of the Srizbi botnet. The spammers are clearly hoping to shock unsuspecting recipients into investigating this compromising footage. In their haste to look into the claim, some people might not consider the message is malware, explained Bradley Anstis, vice-president of products at Marshal. Its a simple but clever form of social engineering. It is not a new trick by spammers, but it is proven to get your attention. Secure Computing (Australia)

Spam is to the internet what venereal disease is to promiscuity. At best its an annoyance and at worst its a danger that simply comes with the territory. And like disease, it is controllable in isolated cases but impossible to purge from the system as a whole. Its like syphilis just when you think youve managed to penicillin it out of existence, it starts to make a comeback.

As diseases mutate and evolve, so too does spam. The Srizbi botnet now blares that it has caught you naked. Incredibly, this will cause a percent or two of recipients to open the mail and when there are billions of recipients, one percent is enough. The curious thing about this bit of social engineering is that people will (a) believe they could have been videotaped nude; (b) care that theyve been videotaped nude. In the first case, you have to be pretty casual with your body to end up on somebodys camera. In the second case, whats the big fucking deal? Everyone has a body. Everyone gets naked. Is it really so frightening to think that somewhere in the world there is a video of your paunch or your ass? It should be more frightening to realize the number of surveillance cameras that have recorded your face. After all, an ass is an ass is an ass, but the face is unique, the neon sign of identity. Thats why mugshots exclude everything from the neck down.

More (NOT SAFE FOR WORK):
http://pervscan.com/2008/04/20/new-spam-outbreak-says-i... /
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 03:41 PM
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1. Does it show my good side?
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nebenaube Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 03:42 PM
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2. not only that...
but the link embedded in the email clicks through a google ad stream. So they are collecting ad revenue with the clicks as well.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 03:45 PM
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3. Holy Sh*t, Batman! You mean the can "see" me through my CRT?
Anyone that falls for that shouldn't be allowed to own a computer! :P

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 04:03 PM
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5. There are viruses that can allow someone access to your webcam and microphone. n/t
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 04:09 PM
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6. Yeah, I know and there are viruses for everything but
anyone that believes that e-mail is gullible!

Besides, if one has a good spam blocker and anti-virus
and firewall installed ,it should stop it in it's tracks
if they should click on it.
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 03:58 PM
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4. There is no way that they
could have seen my naked body through the internet. If they could they would have already died of fright.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 04:09 PM
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7. Hell, who hasn't?
:shrug:



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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 04:16 PM
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8. I don't think so
if they had they would be laughing too hard to send me an email.
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 04:26 PM
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9. Well I hope it wasn't a "Preventing Prostate Cancer" video.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 04:38 PM
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10. We're supposed to believe everything that comes into our email boxes!? n/t
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 05:30 PM
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11. Yes, but did they go blind as a result?
In which case, am I liable?
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 06:32 PM
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12. they saw me naked with the dead ex-president of Nigeria
but don't tell his widow...she won't give me the million dollars languishing in his bank account.
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