Got a message yesterday. It was immediately suspect, since it purportedly came from YouTube, and was threatening that I had sent “the maximum number of messages per day.” It was also sent to the “-owner” of a mailing list I run on Yahoo. Of course, I don’t send email through YouTube.
However, since I do have a YouTube account, and just in case there was a mail capability I didn’t know about, I figured I’d better check it out. Sending through Yahoo is a good form of obfuscation. I did, eventually, figure out that it came via ThePlanet in Houston (probably a bot infected machine).
I then suspected that it might be some kind of account phishing. However, when I actually looked at the URL, and checked it out, it seems to have been a simple pharma spam (bounced from a site in France to one in Russia).
All that trouble and obfuscation, just to post pharma spam? Sophisticated misdirection kits are obviously getting cheaper and easier for the script kiddie level spammers to buy.