Spammers turn YouTube into spam relay channel
Will anyone notice the difference?
Miscreants have turned a YouTube service into a spam relay channel.
YouTube contains a facility that allows users to invite their friends to view videos that they are looking at or have posted. This “Invite Your Friends” system is being used to send out “massive quantities of spam”, according to content security outfit Marshall.
The messages, which all come from firstname.lastname@example.org, have the same appearance as a legitimate YouTube invite, except they contain pitches for tat such as penis pills and get quick schemes instead of links to online video tat. Both could be considered forms of junk anyway which partly explains why cybercriminals have adopted the tactic.
Full story: theregister.co.uk