Great, Something To Inflate The Spammers Profits

“Instead of embedding images in e-mail, spammers are embedding links to the images that are set up on popular photo-sharing sites.”

“Dmitri Alperovitch, principal research scientist at Secure Computing, said instead of embedding image spam inside of e-mail messages, cyber criminals are starting to embed only a link to a photo or image they’ve put up on a photo-sharing site. Alperovitch said in an interview that this makes it a lot easier and more cost effective for the spammers, who no longer have to embed a bandwidth-sucking image in every message spammed out. “It still looks like the spam messages that have been sent out, but they’ll be coming in much larger volumes,” said Alperovitch.”

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