Tuesday, May 17, 2005

German Spam

The last couple of days, I've started getting spam in German. Here are some subject headers awaiting me this morning:

- Paranoider Deutschenmoerder kommt in Psychiatrie  

- Gegen das Vergessen  

- S.O.S. Kiez! Polizei schlaegt Alarm  

- PC & Video Games Now Available at Barnes & Noble.com  

Oh, wait, that last one is English, I think.

I wonder what these messages mean and how I suddenly got onto some German spam lists. Oh, well, back to munching Rold Gold classic-style stick pretzels and listening to "Teardrop" by Massive Attack.

2 comments:

cinepro said...

this is from an email newsletter I get:
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First a German Pope and now our Inboxes are being infested with German language emails? Is this part of a new Germanic conspiracy? What’s causing all these messages? Is there anything to worry about? What can you do about them?

The messages (which are not all in German) are an interesting offshoot of the Sober P worm that spread around the world earlier (the one that had messages about World Cup tickets).

The new messages do not contain any infectious attachments and are not dangerous in themselves. You can’t be infected by opening or reading these messages.

Mind you the message content is offensive to most people – it is right-wing propaganda and links. When we say ‘right wing’ we don’t mean Republican/Tory right – we mean Nazi right wing. One message suggests that the allies should be tried for war crimes.

And no – it’s not part of a new Germanic conspiracy. Just a few twisted people – it’s not clear if the makers of the worm are extreme right-wing believers or just using that sickening dogma to gain notoriety.
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It almost makes you wonder if the Church could start a spiritual-spam initiative. If just one person joined the Church.....

Muphormer said...

I have been getting the same thing in Portugese. At least I am told it is Portugese.