As far as I can remember, the first time I talked about "Malware 2.0" was at the begining of this year, talking to Pedro Bustamante about a banking Trojan. He used it in his e-Crime Congress presentation, and since then I have seen it in many places, even when talking about spam. What happens is that it was related to add spam in blog comments, through Youtube accounts, Myspace, etc., so it was the old Spam using new distribution channels.
As you already know, spam is a profitable business, and the spammers are looking for new ways of increasing their benefits. A few weeks ago we saw the new MP3 Spam and I finished that post wondering how long we should wait to see MP4 spam… well, that time has come. Today we have received a spam message with a URL to a Youtube video. It is not a fake link, you click on it and you will see a video advertising an online casino and showing how to use the Martingale betting system.
In the same spam message they give you another link in case you want to bet. It is an affiliate link to the Casino they are promoting. Do you wonder how much money can they earn with this? Take a look at this: