Spam

  • Trendlabs engineers spotted a series of spam messages tailored to take advantage of the approaching holiday for lovers, Valentines' Day. The mail itself is made to resemble a newsletter that advertises a flower-delivery service specializing in delivery right on February 14.
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  • It’s been months since the death of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and yet this topic remains popular—for cybercriminals at least. We came cross spammed messages that use this topic to pique the recipients’ interest.
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  • Cybercriminals take any path they can to get to your system. In this spammed message, cybercriminals use the Trend Micro name and instructs users to update their anti-malware using the attached security update in the email.
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  • Holidays are usually a good time to travel. It is also a good time for cybercriminals to take advantage of online booking and travel deals.
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  • Email is the primary means for business and customer communications. As such, cybercriminals typically use spam email as an infection vector in order to infect system and consequently, penetrate an enterprise network.
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  • Carelessly opening attachments may cause your computer unwanted malware infection. As observed by Trend Micro researchers in 2013, Blackhole Exploit Kit-related threats are still in the wild even after the arrest of its creator.
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  • Cybercriminals will always capitalize on the popular and the trusted, and this latest pharmacy spam campaign is no exception. In fact, it proves the theory in spades, as not only does it spoof popular social networking website email notifications such as Facebook and Instagram, it also spoofs iTunes, Google and Fedex! The mails, while obviously different in terms of which website they're spoofing, all link to the same online pharmacy website, one that seems to specialize in performance enhancement drugs.
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  • It could be said that it's still too early to even think about Christmas, but it seems that cybercriminals have another idea entirely. Recently we received samples of a malicious spam campaign making the rounds.
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  • Cybercriminals are always on the heels of anything popular, anything that can hook users. In this spammed message, cybercriminals use WhatsApp, an instant messaging app available for iOS and Android.
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  • In a predictable socially-engineered attack, cybercriminals took advantage of the iPhone5s launch through a phishing spam campaign. We found samples of the phishing spam itself, with these samples proclaiming that the reader's email has been randomly selected as a winner for a promotional event involving the latest Apple device.
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