Friday, 19 October 2007

Stock Spam using MP3s

Source: Sophos

Pump-and-dump stock spam has frequently been at the leading edge of spam trends. As I recall, it was an early adopter of image spam, and then PDF attachments. Now they're pumping out dubious stock tips in distorted voice recordings attached as MP3s. If history repeats itself again, other forms of spam will also adopt this technique, but it won't last long.

1 comment:

The Famous Brett Watson said...

"Won't last long" seems to have been an understatement. According to Frequency X, the MP3 spams have abated already, and PDF stock spam has made a comeback.