Obama’s victory and spammers?


So, Barack Obama is going to be the 44th President of the United States.  I was ineligible to vote, but that didn't stop me from getting my free cup of coffee from Starbucks!  You know, I don't even like coffee, but it's the principle of the matter (I want my free stuff).

Given how spammers are notorious for grabbing headlines and sending out spam, I'd like to warn people that it's entirely possible that spammers will send out messages "from" CNN and MSNBC with subject lines like "Obama wins election!" or "Obama becomes first black American president."  We saw this type of spam run back in the summer, and I wouldn't be surprised if the spammers used this tactic again.  These messages contained legitimate looking links but instead were URLs that went to malware which infected computers and flipped them into a botnet.

So, I'd like to congratulate President-elect Obama, but in the meantime, let's watch our inboxes and don't give the spammers an edge.

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