900 euro erotic dialer
Another piece of software has recently been circulating on the Internet that tries to install a so-called web dialer on a computer. A dialer sets up dial-up access for (ISDN) modems on the computer. The expensive 0190 special numbers are usually used for this.
What is new about this version is that it charges € 900 (approximately DM 1800) per dial-in, which is likely to be the most expensive offer of this kind in Germany to date. The program is called 'wirlpool.exe' and, according to dialerschutz.de , promises the user one-year access to an erotic site. The downloadable version is at least not an autodialer, which establishes the connection independently, but the user must explicitly activate the dialer and thus the connection establishment by double-clicking. The operator has not yet received any further information on this offer.