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November 22, 2004

A Mixed Message

Is it intentionally bad spelling to get past filters? Or bad grammar from a non-English-speaking spammer? Or a spammer who has been reading too much spam about other subjects?

Subject: Save hundreds -- pucrhase unexpenisive OEM software

The spamvertised link (for pirated software) is hosted in China, and bears a domain purportedly registered to someone in Russia. The message was sent through a Trojaned PC (a customer of @Home Kabelinternet) in the Netherlands.

My best guess is that the Web site will simply grab your credit card data and send you on a not-so-fun ride to credit card or identify theft hell.

Posted on November 22, 2004 at 11:29 AM