Icelandic 419, Smoke, Ashes, and Mirrors

I've just blogged at a site that specializes in chainletter-related spam and scams about a 419-type spam  that masquerades as an email from the non-existent Frank Adam at the Civil Aviation Authority.,It's aimed at people whose air travel was disrupted by the Icelandic volcano, specifically those who found themselves stranded somewhere on mainland Europe.

However, I thought it might be of interest to readers of this blog too. It's probably a good thing to remember from time to time that there are types of scam apart from Londoning and blackhat SEO (SEO poisoning).

More details on the Scam Detectives blog at http://www.scam-detectives.co.uk/blog/2010/05/04/volcanic-ash-scam/.

Tip of the hat to Graham Cluley for flagging the original post on Twitter..

David Harley CISSP FBCS CITP
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