News Storm Botnet sends spoofed YouTube spam

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 29 Aug 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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  2. Darkangel

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    *puts hand up*
    Yeh ive got 4 or 5 of these. First time it nearly had me... untill i put the cursor over it and saw it wasnt the right link (like you do).
    I'd like to think the rest of the online world would check the links sent in emails from people they dont recognise the email address of - but alas obviously not.
     
  3. DarkLord7854

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    If people are that stupid/naive to open/click unknown links.. maybe they do deserve what they're getting. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Bogie

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    Sounds like bad trouble. What malware were they trying to install? Irc bot?
     
  5. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    I think it would be a great idea for ISP's to have some form of documentation which illustrates how to avoid spoofing, this would become of use to my gran who for the first time in her life is taking an interest into computers and the internet, having never even used a PC before, some form of documentation from the ISP, might increase the time between which I have to pop round to go fix everything, even if I have removed IE and replaced it with firefox, and installed antivirus and adaware, and set her account to non admin.
    There are only so many steps one can take to prevent such nasties, documentation I feel would help that inexperienced user.
     
  6. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    it's less
    more a botnet created by the Storm worm (which is presumably under the control of one group or individual).

    I've not had any of these youtube spam yet, I feel left out :(
     
  7. wafflesomd

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    I received this email.

    I'm smart enough not to open it.
     
  8. sam.g.taylor

    sam.g.taylor Apparently I'm Greg Kinnear

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    Just checked my spam box and found one.

    God, I love gmail's filtering :)
     
  9. Confused Fishcake

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    Yep, gmail stopped my 4 helpings :D Really, people who fall for these tricks shouldn't be using computers.
     
  10. Delphium

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    After my parents setting up a pc for my gran, I could not agree more! :duh:
     
  11. Mr T

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    I got my fair share of these too glad i hovered over the link before clicking :)
     
  12. Darkangel

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    yeh.. but sadly its the people who know nothing about computers who have to put things right :wallbash:
     
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