Posts Tagged ‘aol’

High Quality Spam

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Looked at as art, most spam is the email equivalent of a two year old scribbling with a crayon. Every once in a while, though, we see something outstanding. In this post we’re going to give a shout out to a spammer who obviously cares about their work.

We grabbed a few examples of this campaign and most of them have fairly innocuous subjects that might be likely to get you to open the message like:

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AOL’s New AIM Instant Messenger Phishing Scam

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

A new Phishing scam is making the rounds, targeting AOL’s Instant Messenger users and attempting to trick them into sharing their AIM login username and passwords.

Emails are currently making the rounds with subject lines like:

  • AOL Instant Messenger critical update
  • The latest update for the AIM
  • AIM critical update
  • Your AIM account will be deleted

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