Daily Archives: 2008-06-04

Google Notebook Spam and Malware

This blog has recently been hit by a barrage of spam comments linking to “adult videos” pages on Google Notebook. If you click through onto the site, you’ll get to a page that appears to be an adult video site, but clicking on anything drops you into an install process for an “ActiveX control” which in fact is a virus or trojan.

This must be a new wave because Akismet hasn’t been catching most of them. I finally put in an additional spam filter that junks any comment with “google.com/notebook” in it.