Well, not yet. But PC Magazine is reporting that stock spammers have taken the initiative and are bulk-mailing MP3s that have stock tips buried within. The files have innocuous names like santana.mp3, sayyousayme.mp3 (!), or smashingpumpkins.mp3, and users who double-click on the files expecting to hear the sweet vocals of Lionel Richie are, instead, treated to “a distorted female voice advising listeners to invest in a certain stock”–the idea being that the touting will inflate the stock’s price. So who’s going to be the guy who takes this to the next level and slaps a backbeat on the stock-touting before sending it out to MP3 bloggers as “the next hot thing” from Chile or Brazil? Because you know that there would be at least a few people out there who would fall for that trick.
The Hot New Spam Type: MP3s [PC Magazine]