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Trend Micro's spam traps surface more Ashley Madison fake users

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Sep 9, 2015.

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    There hasn't been a lack of strange things turning up in the Ashley Madison data leak.

    One of the latest discoveries comes from Trend Micro, which found bogus Ashley Madison profiles that used email addresses the company created solely for collecting spam samples.

    The email addresses are known as "honeypots," a general term for systems set up by researchers in the hope that they will be attacked. Studying the attacks can shed light on new methods used by malicious hackers.

    One of Trend's addresses was used for a profile describing a 33-year-old Los Angeles woman who is "sexy, aggressive" and "knows what she wants," wrote Ryan Flores, a threat research manager with Trend, in a blog post.

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