The spam outbreak "from" CNN the occurred this past week has morphed into a new breed:
It appears that the spammers have learned from previous mistakes because this one is a little slicker.
In the body contents, just like the old one it contains links to valid messages and a single payoff (the link to Full Story which contains a payload to a virus or spam). However, the message source is where we see how the spammers have evolved.
The previous spam campaign contained some textbook errors which I won’t go into on this blog. The headers in this one are a little cleaner but again, they are using the spoofing technique in order to get their payload delivered.