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October 08, 2008

Financial Crisis as Universal Spammer Hook

It doesn't matter what they're selling. Spammers will find some connection between their garbage and the latest financial situation to lure you to visit a web site.

When a German-language spam arrived here with all kinds of talk about "die Bankenkrise" (bank crisis) and "Panik," I first imagined that the link would be to some sort of e-gold or other type of squirrely money equivalent.

Hier ist Ihr Geld sicher: http://www.[removed].org

(Your money is safe here)

What exactly is this safe haven for our dwindling cash?

Would you believe an online casino?

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Posted on October 08, 2008 at 08:02 PM