SPAM LOVELY SPAM
In a new SecureList blog post, Kaspersky Lab researcher Vicente Diaz has described a new frontier in a relatively old online scam. Phishers, tired of building fake websites to lure victims into unintentionally giving away email addresses, passwords or even financial information are beginning to use Google Docs to siphon data from the unwary.
Apple co-founder, engineering whiz and certified ‘bear’ Steve Wozniak normally only tweets from Foursquare: “John Vink’s Monday dinner club. Atkins friendly here. They let you scrape off and eat just the topping! http://4sq.com/nILZSB;” “Filet and lobster. (@ Ruth’s Chris Steak House w/ @myhf) http://4sq.com/q0tLMZ” and so on.
But today Mr. Wozniak reminded us that it doesn’t matter if you’re a millionaire–nothing beats working from home!
A few weeks ago, Betabeat got a direct message from a coworker. “Is this you in this photo?” it said, with a link to a shortened URL. Long story short, we were had. The virus spammed our followers with some embarrassing message about making money from home. We were goaded about it at parties for oh, the next two weeks or so.