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Spam du jour
mini me + poo
I quite like the evilness of this one - it purports to be the e-tickets for a performance of Peter Pan in Bournemouth in December and is accompanied by a genuine-looking booking confirmation, plus the obligatory dodgy PDF that isn't all that it seems.

If only they weren't sending multiple copies to people...

This entry was originally posted at http://lovingboth.dreamwidth.org/528194.html, because despite having a permanent account, I have had enough of LJ's current owners trying to be evil. Please comment there using OpenID - comment count unavailable have and if you have an LJ account, you can use it for your OpenID account. Or just join Dreamwidth! It only took a couple of minutes to copy all my entries here to there.

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Given there was even a BBC News article on it, the perpetrators seem to've been quite successful. (Presumably the designers of genuine confirmations will be having to put some extra thought into how best to let people confirm this is the real thing.. not a simple matter!)

Was the payload in the "Acrobat" download? Bit surprised that'd be effective now, though - hasn't Windows been able to open PDFs out of the box for a while now?

Certainly, an imaginative alternative to the usual "this stock will skyrocket!" or "look like Aphrodite/Apollo in a month!" that seems to evade GMail's filtering. =:/

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