MSN Spaces being targeted by spammers

Filed as News on August 28, 2005 10:14 pm

by Duncan

Microsoft’s MSN Spaces blogging service is under fire after leading internet security companies have reported that the service is being used to host malicious content used during spam and virus onslaughts.

According to, a relatively simple registration system means that spammers are exploiting the service by creating accounts used to deliver often illegal messages and malicious files to unsuspecting users in a similar way that Google’s Blogger has been used in the past.

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  1. By Frank Gruber posted on August 30, 2005 at 8:26 am
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    Don’t forget to report any MSN My Space spam blogs or splogs to Splog Reporter at to help clean up the blogosphere.