Another Google Earth video – this time starring Britney Spears

We had a great response to the blog entry we posted yesterday, describing how we have used Google Earth to track malware and spam campaigns around the world.

Some of you have asked for a better look at the malware campaign trail we followed – so we have produced another video.

The example we are using on this occasion is a malware attack that took place in April 2007, where emails were spammed out containing a saucy photograph of troubled pop princess Britney Spears. The spams were sent, as usual by compromised PCs working as a botnet around the world, inviting users to click on the image if they wanted to see more of Britney.

Clicking on…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.