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Cybercrime affiliates of unlicensed pharmaceutical websites have begun moving on from attacks purely designed to poison Google search engine results, and are now targetting Microsoft's web properties. Search engine poisoners are actively making use of Microsoft’s Windows Live Spaces blog hosting environment, net security firm …


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  1. R 11

    They just noticed?

    They've only just noticed this?

    My spamassassin config has had rules in place for Live space sites since late last year. This was being discussed in spamassassin groups in October 2008.

    I'm not sure where eSoft have been for the last fourteen months.

  2. Martin 66


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  3. Anonymous Coward
    Gates Halo


    Microsoft is quite aggressive in tracking down and fining spammers. Their Live sites being polluted should help and motivate them to catch some more.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I beg to differ. Microsoft refuses munged reports, which means that 99% of people attempting to send reports are going to be ignored.

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