Posted by: Ken Harthun
click fraud, Malware, Security, spam
Got this message in my Hotmail account the other day and decided to investigate a bit to see what was up. These things are usually either links to malware infested sites or volume spam designed to create lots of clicks to CPA (Cost Per Action) offers, i.e., click fraud. And it turns out that’s just what this is.
ken's Report Has Changed bouyahiaoui rabie (firstname.lastname@example.org)Wed 5/12/10 2:53 AM To:email@example.com Hello ken, your report that has changed on May 12th is ready for viewing. www.creditreport.com/344344/ken's-report.html
That link is actually
and the expanded version points to:
I fired my browser up in a sandbox and visited the site. It goes to CreditReport.com. Clearly click fraud, but not malicious. I suggest we all just boycott the site. For sure, don’t subscribe to their service until you report the illegal spam activity.