Costly Greetings - an adventure in hostile code analysis.

[analysis by Ilfak Guilfanov, reviewed by Pierre Vandevenne - DataRescue SA/NV 2003]

In March 2003, many netizens were spammed by a seemingly innocuous Yahoo greeting card. The goal of the spammers was simple: empty the wallets of their victims. For us, this incident was a good opportunity to exercise our IDA Pro Disassembler and some of the proprietary hostile code analysis tools we are currently developing.

Read a plain text description of this incident.

Have a look at the low-level analysis and the disassemblies.