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Re: Spammers use Trojans
From: "Stephen J. Wilcox" <steve () telecomplete co uk>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 10:45:05 +0100 (BST)



On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Sean Donelan wrote:



I don't know what proof MessageLabs has, but they report that spammers
are breaking into home PCs of unsuspecting users to send junk mail.


http://www.vnunet.com/News/1141610
Spammers are increasingly hijacking home PCs to send junk mail, according
to MessageLabs. The managed email service provider claims to have proof
of spammers using viruses to plant Trojan malware on PCs to provide
remote access.


Yes this is the latest in evolution from open relay, formmail vulns and now to 
worm/trojans

I think this is the source of the joe job stuff i posted about a couple weeks 
back

Steve


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