Spammers use Trojans

Stephen J. Wilcox steve at
Mon Jun 16 09:45:05 UTC 2003

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.
> 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 

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


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