Image Spam Makes a Comeback

Spammers have turned back the clock and are recycling a years-old tactic by planting their messages in images, a security researcher warned last week.Image spam, which hit a peak in late 2006 and early 2007, has made a comeback, said Holly Stewart, the threat response manager of IBM Internet Security System’s X-Force team. After barely registering during most of 2008, image-based spam accounted for about 25% of all spam by the end of last month. image spam making unexpected return
IBM’s security researchers say that image-based spam is on the rise once again, despite the fact that it requires a lot of effort on the user’s part to complete a deal. With image spam back, does this mean that PDF and MP3 spam will soon make an appearance again too?

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