Strip For Spam

Spammers are apparently using a trojan embedded in an animated stripper program to collect information that could help them register more mail accounts to send their spam. According to a report in PC World the program presents users with CAPTCHAs taken from Yahoo Mail’s signup page. When the user solves the CAPTCHA correctly the stripper, names Melissa, reveals more of her body. The answers are likely stored on a server somewhere for later use. I guess they’re figuring that if they have enough of these in the database they would eventually be able to solve them relatively easily. The idea would be that when they get a CAPTCHA from Yahoo they could compare the image to the ones in their database. When they find a match they could enter the answer that a Melissa user gave them and they’re good to go.

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