Spammers use Trojans

Stephen J. Wilcox steve at telecomplete.co.uk
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.
> 
> 
> 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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