Spam

  • Trend Micro received samples regarding a phishing attack that uses Metrobank, a banking organization in the Philippines. The message, purporting itself to be an official one from the aforementioned bank, informs the recipient that their account's security validation has expired and requires updating.
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  • Pinterest is a pinboard-styled social photo sharing website which is slowly gaining popularity. With over 10.
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  • A spammed message promoting something called the Google Accredited Pharmacy is seen in the wild. The said email message contains an image that shows a link.
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  • Want to be the first to own iPad3? Be wary of spammed messages that claim to be giving away free iPad3 tablets. Trend Micro spotted spammed messages containing a link that when clicked, leads to survey page.
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  • Trend Micro researchers spotted a spam run that purported to come from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The spammed message claims that the organization received notice of the recipient’s possible assistance in an unlawful tax refund activity.
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  • With Valentine's Day just around the corner, spammers are leveraging this event to lure users into fake online pharmacy websites. The bogus sites promote Valentine's day special offers on pharmacy-related products.
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  • Trend Micro uncovered bulk samples of spam that sell pharmaceutical products. The message is written in both French and English.
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  • The arrival of this spam coincides with this year's tax season, predictably sent at this specific time in order to take advantage of taxpayers getting their finances in order. Purporting itself to be from financial and tax preparation software company Intuit, Inc, the spammed message informs users that the company has participated in the Internal Revenue Service Name and TIN Matching ProgramIt then notifies users that their account information does not supposedly match the data provided by the United States Social Security Administration(SSA).
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  • Trend Micro received spammed messages purported to be from the Online Security Department of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The message tells the reader that their wire and ACH transactions have been suspended, and goes on to instruct the reader to open the attached file for further information.
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  • Trend Micro received samples of delivery notification purportedly from FedEx. Its appearance and contents are almost indentical to the legitimate FedEx email notification.
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