New Spyware Spams AIM w/ Fake Osama Story

If you use AIM, you might have started getting some messages along the lines of “check this out …” from someone who has you on their buddy list. The link will take you to what looks like an official news page with a story about Osama being captured, that asks you to download a player for it.

The player is actually spyware which will pull your AIM buddy list and start spamming everyone on it with that same link. If you read the disclaimer text (the 1pt font in light gray on a white background) it does say its a false story, and the spyware is part of a game.

The parent company is BuddyLinks. This is possibly the most disgusting piece of spyware/spam Ive ever come across, and is an insult to all those who lost loved ones on 9/11.

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