Unsolicited emails, or SPAM, have been flowing past the usually clever anti-SPAM measures of many email systems, including those of Google.
The scary part is that they appear to be accessing the address book.
As incredible as that sounds, similar stories are being reported from other corners of the Internet
Kiwi internet users are complaining of hundreds of spam emails being sent out from servers overnight.
The issue appears to affect yahoo and xtra accounts.
Emails containing spam links have been sent to people on users’ address lists.
ONE News has received dozens of the emails, and people have reported similar problems on message boards and Twitter.
This is a massive push using some very smart email address matching technology. Early analysis seems to show that they are able to match addresses that are likely to be known to each other. It then sends you a spam email with about half a dozen addresses in the To field, and with some luck, one of them matches someone you know.
This has organised crime written all over it. Read more »