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IPad Beta-Testing Scam

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THREATLABZ
June 25, 2010 - 1 min read

I saw this being spam advertised on Facebook:
ImageTammi Tyler appears to be a throw-away, spam profile used for this campaign.

The bit.ly link takes the follower to: hxxp://www.theigadget.com/?80af9787

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Site advertises that you sign-up and beta-test an iPad for 2 months and then get to keep it ... in addition to feeding this spam group with your contact information (step 1 of registration), they also request that you give them your email account password (step 2):

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The contact info on the page shows:
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The betatestinginc.com domain was recently parked and theigadget.com domain was registered earlier this month, both use privatewhois.net to mask the registration information.

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theigadget.com currently resolves to 188.64.184.61 (UKHOST4U), and betatestinginc.com to 216.8.179.23 (NEXT DIMENSION INC).

Googling for the bit.ly link shows it spammed out to Twitter as well:

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Remember "if it's too good to be true...

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