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419 scammers using Dilbert.com

Posted by Anton Aylward

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3809&tag=nl.e539

Oh, the ignominy!

On their way to search for clean IPs through which to send out yet another scam email, 419 con-artists (Mrs Sharon Goetz Massey) have recently started using Dilbert.com’s recommendation feature in an attempt to bypass anti-spam filters -- and it works. The use of Dilbert.com’s clean IP reputation comes a month after 419 scammers used the same tactic on NYTimes.com ‘email this’ feature.

One thing in InfoSec is certain: the bad guys will always in a way round whatever controls we put up an find ways to subvert legitimate tools an protocols.

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