[kwlug-disc] OT: weird spam outbreak

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Tue Sep 21 03:53:35 EDT 2010


On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 01:46:56AM -0400, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> Is there some automated attack that is breaking into these accounts
> and using them to send spam? 

I assumed it was something to do with this:

http://it.slashdot.org/story/10/09/09/227254/New-Email-Worm-Squirming-Through-Windows-Users-Inboxes

But the subject lines mentioned in that story are different.
Maybe the security hole is now being exploited by numerous spammers.

- Chris




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