Spammers beat Steve Jobs in announcing new iPhone

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

In a few hours time, at Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, Steve Jobs is widely anticipated to announce a new version of his company’s iPhone to an expectant crowd.

The feverish predictions of past occasions may be a little subdued this time, as a prototype device fell into the hands of Gizmodo back in April.

In fact, one of the few hotly discussed questions remaining is what will the new iPhone be called? The iPhone 4G? Well, although that would make numeric sense after the 3GS model, as it is unlikely to support the 4G cellular network it seems unlikely.

Regardless of its moniker, some spammers seem dead set on stealing Steve Jobs’s thunder. At least judging by this spam campaign that I have seen in our traps:

Wow! A free iPhone 4G! That’s awfully kind of Apple. And so soon after I was offered a…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus 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 security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.