CleanPort has detected an increase in a new kind of spam, the URL-spam.
URL-spam uses a link to a picture or photo which has been place don a legitimate site like Flickr or imageshack. After clicking on the link, a photo or picture is displayed that will transform into a regular spam message for Viagra or watches.
Spammers keep looking for new ways to avoid detection. The latest spam encoded in pictures is detected by advanced Spam filters, like the one used for CleanPort’s Managed E-mail Security.