Spammers Abuse Online Storage, File-Sharing Services

Microsoft’s Windows Live SkyDrive Beta and other freebie services ripe for spammersSpammers love free hosting, so it’s no surprise that they continue to hammer free online storage and file-sharing services — these sites are attractive to spammers because they have legitimate URLs and are typically immune to blacklisting.Microsoft’s Windows Live SkyDrive Beta was the latest such service to be victimized by spammers. Earlier this week, McAfee Avert Labs captured thousands of spam messages that contained links to SkyDrive. The links redirected you to an online pharmacy service. McAfee estimates that the spammers uploaded tens of thousands of files to the site.
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