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SPAM - From Russia with exploited websites?

by Marianna Schmudlach / October 25, 2007 11:51 AM PDT

25 October 2007

Just like millions of other men and women worldwide I keep seeing letters that appear to come from some lonely Russian girls. The amount of spam of this nature have seemed to increase significantly in the last few days.

Hello Happy I'm unmarried girl from Russia and look for contacts. My name is Endgel and I'm 31 y.o.

See my image at my home page. Need you! Wink
I realize that ?Endgel? couldn?t possibly know that I am already married to a Russian girl? I?m also not going to question her spelling, even though ?Endgel? is hardly a good name for a lady. But I do not appreciate the fact that Endgel?s ?home page? is hidden behind a number of compromised web servers around the world. So, I decided to take a closer look at what is behind the scenes.

The link in the e-mail took me to a site owned by some manufacturing representatives for military and commercial electronics. Only this time it was ?owned? by ?Endgel?s representatives?, who planted a new page there that redirects you to a dating site:

More: http://www.sophos.com/security/blog/2007/10/690.html

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