Spam

  • Spammers are still out there taking advantage of Steve Jobs' demise. Trend Micro received a sample email message promoting a supposed charity fund for young and gifted programmers and web coders in honor of the late Apple co-founder.
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  • Trend Micro researchers found a wave of spam attacks which uses the name of Banco De Oro (BDO), one of the largest banks in the Philippines, as leverage. The message purports itself to be from a regional account officer of the bank, asking for the recipient's assistance regarding a large sum of money, specifically $10.
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  • More Apple-related spam comes in the form of another wave, this time offering the recipient a chance to procure a new iPhone 4s at absolutely no charge. This short message is followed by what appears to be a shortened URL.
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  • After Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' death was made known to the public on October 6, 2011, several spam samples made rounds, taking advantage of Jobs' death. These spammed messages may come in different forms and languages, but they all contain malicious links.
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  • Looking for a partner online may lead to one’s true love but it can also lead a user to a malicious link, or worse, malware. Trend Micro has seen several spammed messages from a sender who claims to be looking for her “Mister Perfect.
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  • Trend Micro researchers spotted spammed messages that promote a certain European Football forecasting site. It bore the subject Football forecasts and urges the recipients to click on the link and to avail of the services the site offers.
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  • Trend Micro researchers received a spammed email passing itself off as an official missive from the United States Chamber of Commerce. It urges the reader to access the zipped file attachment in order to receive important information regarding a business offer with the Chamber of Commerce.
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  • Trend Micro researchers spotted spammed messages purporting to be a legitimate notification from Google. It informs users to update their primary and backup payment information by logging in to their accounts and entering the updated payment information via the phishing URL http://www.
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  • TrendLabs engineers found spammers using Yahoo! and Windows Live as bait for users. The spammed messages bear the subject, CONGRATULATION! CONGRATULATION!! CONGRATULATION!!! to entice users to open the attached .
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  • TrendLabs received a slew of spammed messages that pose as an email notification from the social networking site Multiply. The message starts with an invitation for the recipient to be a friend of the sender in Multiply, with a provided link for joining.
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