Attack of a gold spammer

It seems like as soon as this blog’s Technorati ratings go up, we start getting flooded by virtual gold sellers. I don’t know if it’s because of my earlier confession to having purchased WoW gold, or just random attacks. Last night’s gold spammer was particularly prolific, leaving messages in 20 Read more…

Financial spam

I received this on the mail this morning, and felt the urge to share it. Dear Grateful in God: You may be surprised to read this message from me as you do not know me. I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer Read more…

Another academic scam

I’ve just received a second academic scam. My comments in green: From: [email protected] [this would be more convincing if it was masked as a UN addres] UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY AWARDS COORDINATOR [actually, there is such thing as the UN University!] BRENT ADAMS (UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL GRANTS)UNIVERSITY STAFF AND UNDERGRADUATE AWARD Read more…

Curious worm virus email

I have received a rather curious virus in my Inbox. The email reads: Mail server report.Our firewall determined the e-mails containing worm copies are being sent from your computer.Nowadays it happens from many computers, because this is a new virus type (Network Worms).Using the new bug in the Windows, these Read more…

Scam, UN style

I love phishing and Nigerian scam letters. I love receiving letters from the late wife of the former president of Burkina Faso, when they cannot even spell “Burkina Faso” correctly. There is something to be said for human stupidity and greed. I’ve just received a new scam letter. It is Read more…

Meta-phishing?

Phishers appear to be growing more imaginative, perhaps as a sign of growing consumer sophistication about their tactics. I have just received a phishing email that seems to play on phishing scam fears by asking users not to give information away, but then directing them to a website where they Read more…

Blog spam flood

I have been flooded with blog comment spam, perhaps the most pernicious problem affecting blogs hosted by Blogspot. The spammers use software that searches for keywords and generates some text that directs people to a website. I had a post about hardware and I got this spam: Found a lot Read more…