Spammers habitually exploit the reputations of brands for their benefit. As more and more people become connected through social networking sites, it is no surprise that the trust and reputation earned by these websites is misused by spammers. We are monitoring spam attacks this week that try to take advantage of the burgeoning social networking brand Twitter for two spam campaigns: make money fast (MMF) and dating spam.
In the MMF attack, a URL is provided to order a “Risk-Free Twitter Profit Software” kit. When the user clicks on the URL in the promotional email, he or she is redirected to a Web-form that asks for personal information such as name, email, and address. This is followed by another form asking for your credit card number, expiration date, and security code.
Below are some of the subject lines used in this latest MMF spam:
Subject: Twitter Guru Reveals All On Video
Subject: Use Twitter to make money...