Update on CNN spam

A quick update on CNN spam, they have morphed their subject lines and are now breaking news alerts for MSNBC.  I haven’t seen any personally (nor did I receive a phone call at 3 am alerting me to this) but others on our spam team have.  Apparently, the payload is the same, that is, a link to install an Active-X control which infects your PC with a virus.

Gary Warner, an anti-spam researcher, has some statistics and screenshots of this particular spam wave.