Saturday, July 29, 2006

Proof of Zango Tageting Myspace With Malware

I mentioned earlier this month about how adware company Zango was trying to get Myspace users to add Zango to their profiles. Now, Paperghost has updated how Zango has been targeting Myspace users. In his latest post on his blog, he offers proof, including an email from a Zango representative giving examples of how to push Zango on Myspace. Just the day before, a representative from Zango said that they were not targeting Myspace. However, the content of the email says otherwise.

...more profitably, *go to a bunch of your friends* who have popular profiles and pay them (it's up to you so much. One of my partners said 5$..maybe offer to split the money with them?) to put a zango video into their profile through your site. This will give you hundreds of extra installs a day (this probably works even better than having them on your actual site).

Several other examples can be found on Vitalsecurity, including the entire contents of the email. Additional coverage at ZDnet, and Slashdot.