Find your soulmate on YouTube

Filed Under: Malware, SophosLabs, Spam

Recently we have seen fake versions of the YouTube site being created for hosting malware. Now we have seen the real YouTube website being used to promote a "dating" spam campaign.

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The email is being sent by YouTube's email alert service so the body contains a genuine YouTube icon and is written in the standard YouTube alert format

The message has a subject of "Check_out_this_YouTube_Channel!"

<xyz user> wants you to checkout this YouTube Channel:
<numbered link>

The link points to http://www.youtube.com/user/<number in the link>

This link takes us to the YouTube user page which looks similar to the one below:

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The website for each user is the same, an online dating site. This is just another example of a well-known service provider being exploited by spammers. The good news is that the link is blocked by us, potentially STOPPING any YouTube HookUps ;-).

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