Charming spam

published: 12 May 2003 | tags:

WINDOWS SECURITY WARNING!!

A VIRUS HAS BEEN DETECTED ON YOUR COMPUTER. IN ORDER FOR YOUR COMPUTER NOT
TO CRASH YOU WILL NEED TO GO TO:

HTTP://WWW.WINDOWSUPDATENOW.COM

AND IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE YOUR COMPUTERS SECURITY PATCHES.

SIMPLY TYPE IN WWW.WINDOWSUPDATENOW.COM INTO YOUR BROWSER. OTHERWISE YOU
WILL KEEP RECEIVING THIS SECURITY ALERT EMAIL EVERY DAY.

So how many people do you think went to the site before someone did this:

myers@numbers:~$ dig www.windowsupdatenow.com
[...]
;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.windowsupdatenow.com. 236503 IN     A       0.0.0.0