As being reported more today, there is a large virus attack spreading across the internet. Unfortunately, the reporting appears to be on April Fool's Day, however it is not a joke. The reports actually started earlier in the week.
"We have also been able to identify several other URLs that are injected in the exact same way, so the attack is even bigger than we originally thought," Websense security analysts wrote in a blog Thursday. "All in all, a Google search reveals over 1,500,000 URLs that have a link with the same URL structure as the initial attack." --- reported on newsfactor.com -LizaMoon Pay-Up Scareware Spreads To 500,000 Sites - By Mark Long
The important thing to learn from this is that it is vital to update and patch your systems.
Outdated CMS and Blog systems?
Read more: Large attack may be related to out-dated scripts.
I know, you bore of all this spam news. I do too. But, volume has increased yet again and I'm not just seeing it on my own servers, but also with Google App's and Postini.
Following the wave last month using the familiar looking 'Delivery Status Notification' (DSN) faking a bounced message, the spammers new technique appears to be using more familiar messages like Amazon order confirmations that look a lot like real Amazon orders. But it's getting a little scarier...
Read more: New Wave Of Spam Seems Personal