That YouTube video looking link spammed to you might not be a virus after all.  Internet security provider Kaspersky Labs is monitoring mass emailing of YouTube video links by spammers, reports NY Times.

The trend of using YouTube s popular and free service to bulk market through the web is one that Kaspersky had predicted two years ago.  They expect it to continue spreading, and they think YouTube should be troubled by it.  YouTube’s automated system for tracking down illegal posts is designed only for licensed content.  The tool works by searching for digital fingerprints between videos to pinpoint if a user video is identical to a piece of licensed content in their library.  The system wouldn’t be able to track down new videos, even if they are as blatantly spam-ish as the one NY Times received selling Russian industrial real estate.

Read more at NY Times.