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Odd spam of the week
« on: June 08, 2008, 10:14:26 AM »
Odd spam of the week
         


Over the last couple of days, we've seen a number of spams with titles like ‘Amazon.com is down?’, ‘Amazon.com crashed’ and so forth. The body of the spam reads:

Hello! News agency Reuters informs about not to working capacity of a site amazon.com in current of two weeks since June, 9th and corresponding it to falling of share price. Be close at work
with them.

The message contains no URLs, no malware payload, nothing except the text above. It's difficult to tell what the purpose is - a botnet capacity test, a short-and-distort attempt on AMZN, a test to identify active addresses — or just another spammer misconfiguration?

It's true that Amazon recently had system problems that took it offline for a couple of hours. What's not clear is why spammers want us to know that.
         

http://www.spamnation.info/blog/archives/2008/06/odd_spam_of_the_week.html
         
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