Spammers are getting personal, spoofing people you know.

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By Dave Michmerhuizen – Research Scientist

Barracuda Networks spam monitors have received widespread reports of spam emails pretending to be from relatives, friends or co-workers. The subject line is merely “Hi (your name)” and the text is “Look at this” or “Hard to believe this” followed by a bit.ly link.  Spammers are mining social networking sites for names to impersonate, hoping you will trust the sender and click on the link.

 

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