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Webmail spam.
« on: February 25, 2010, 05:20 PM »
Am I the only the only one who sees the humor in this? (image has been blurred in some places to protect the innocent)

Hotmail's SPAM Protection.png

Aside from the humorous oxymoron this image provides, can anyone offer explanation on how this would work?

It's an e-mail from a friend, but it's obviously spam. Normally I'd think she just got a virus but how would a virus get access to her webmail account? Maybe a trojan/keylogger? Maybe her password was compromised?

I've actually received spam from two friends recently (in the past couple months) who use Hotmail accounts. I haven't been paying attention to the Weekly Tech News that Ehtyar normally puts out, has the recent Hotmail account compromises been in the news lately?
« Last Edit: February 25, 2010, 05:22 PM by Deozaan »