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Google-redirected malware spams in new format

by Marianna Schmudlach / May 27, 2008 5:28 AM PDT

27 May 2008

Since the last blog entry about Google-redirected malware, the spam campaign has not varied for some time. For those who have not seen this particular spam campaign, the Google-redirected links have the form of
An user clicking on a link thinking it was a safe would end up at the malicious site. Today we noticed a new wave of of these spam messages without the ?celebrity/neighbour video? theme. Here is one of the new samples:

More: http://www.sophos.com/security/blog/2008/05/1438.html

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