Clinton, Obama campaigns used in spam blasts

Democratic presidential contenders, Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are being used in spamming campaigns to dupe people into giving up their personal information and buy into pharmaceutical and pump-and-dump stock schemes.”The presidential candidates themselves are a well known brand because many people receive legitimate emails from the candidates,” said Dermot Harnett, a principal analyst on Symantec’s antispam engineering team. “It makes it more likely that victims would go into the email and click on the link.”,289142,sid14_gci1303907,00.html

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