Spam

  • This is a spammed message disguised as a notification from Pay by Phone, a credit-based parking service offered by the Westminster city government. It shows an accurate outline of a parking transaction but leads users to open an attached .
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  • Spammers are leveraging Ameriprise financial to lure users into downloading a malware. The spammed message purports as a newsletter coming from this institution and informs users that their new account statement is available.
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  • New releases, be it software or hardware, are the most usual jump off points where cybercriminals launch their attacks. The October 2012 Windows 8 release is one of the new releases that cybercriminals used as lure.
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  • Airline company British Airways appears to be the supposed sender of a spam run Trend Micro has uncovered. The spam run attempts to lure users into opening a .
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  • Cybercriminals often use tried and tested tactics to trick users into installing malware. Case in point, the recent spam run purports to come from Business Direct and informs users about a product they ordered online.
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  • With just a month away from the US elections, cybercriminals are already leveraging this event through a spam run. TrendLabs AntiSpam reseacrh engineers spotted a phishing campaign that purports to come from CNN and takes advantage of the US presidential election.
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  • Important notifications such as security updates tend to be critical for end users to protect their systems from threats. Ironically, cybercriminals are leveraging these types of notifications to trick users into thinking that the email message is legitimate.
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  • Cybercriminals are known to take advantage of sporting events like the London Olympics 2012 for their malicious activities. Some of the attacks that leveraged this event include fake live streaming websites, fraudulent sites that sell bogus tickets, and malicious Olympics-related app hosted in a fake Google Play store.
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  • Websites offering money-saving coupons and promos for online users are prevalent. As such, cybercriminals take advantage of this as seen in the spam run that spoofed Groupon.
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  • Black Hole exploit kit spammers are turning to Friendster users as discovered in a spam campaign. The spammed message disguises itself as a Friendster reminder about the recipient's account password.
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