SophosLabs™, Sophos's global
network of virus and spam analysis centers, has recently spotted
spam with a novel take on "bodily organs". Rather than offering to
increase the size of one or more parts of your body, they are now
offering to buy bits of it off you.
A typical example follows:
Subject:** Sell your organs online!
Message body: Please reply to this email if you want to
make some cash selling your organs!
"In this case computer users should have little difficulty in
following the adage of 'don't try, don't buy, don't reply'," says
Sophos's Head of Technology, Asia Pacific. "This sort of spam
should focus the mind on how the spam economy works. A handful of
responses - one or two, even - would represent success to the
spammers, because their operating costs are borne by you and me. So
give them the cold shoulder, if you will pardon the pun."
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