Monday, October 29, 2007

Buying From Spam

Ever wondered what happens when you actually make a purchase from spam? Well, Mark Wade over at the CA Security Advisory Research Blog wondered. So he did some reasearch and wrote about his encounter and experience with spam in Operation GreenDot, Follow the Spam.

From Article:
Our journey begins outside of Washington, DC. I am sitting at my desk, going through my SPAM filtered email, when I see one that catches my eye, “Dreams can cost less repl1ca w4tches from r0lex here”. Sounds interesting I thought, and I could use a new watch. Knowing the harmful effects of opening unsolicited email,I decided to open the email in a controlled virtualized environment. Below is the content of the email:

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