Spammers tempt surfers to help solve captchas

Tuesday, 30 October 2007, 5:33 PM EST

Call it an online game of strip poker, only spammers are the ones walking away with all the winnings.

The latest innovation in malicious software takes the form of shapely "Melissa," an alluring, scantily clad blond who requests the victim's assistance in disrobing her. In this particular scam, which is assisted by a piece of malware anti-virus firm TrendMicro identifies as TROJ_CAPTCHAR.A, an additional article of clothing comes off each time the user helps her solve a CAPTCHA.

At Security Fix.

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