Spam

  • Trend Micro researchers spotted a series of spammed messages that reports on Fidel Castro's death, just in time for US Labor Day. The message contains a source that shares the news that the Cuban leader died and Cuba is now 'free.
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  • Trend Micro researchers recently spotted a spam campaign that specifically targets the attendees of the 2011 Annual Meeting of the New Champions, spearheaded by the Swiss non-profit organization World Economic Forum (WEF). The Annual Meeting of the New Champions aims to bring together top business leaders, world political leaders, and distinguished intellectuals and journalists to discuss key global issues in economics, business, health and the environment.
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  • Another wave of spammed messages pretending to be emails from NACHA (The Electronic Payments Association) is circulating. NACHA manages the development, administration, and governance of the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network.
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  • Cybercriminals are using fake Facebook friend requests to spread malware in this spam attack.�The message appears to have a 'Confirm Friend Request'�button embedded, that when clicked, leads to�a page that mimics Facebook's login page.
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  • Spammers target New York, USA residents in this spam purporting to be a traffic violation ticket. The message passes itself off as an official notification from the Department of Motor Vehicles, informing the intended recipient of their most recent traffic violation.
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  • There are commercial spam messages that bore the subject EID HOLIDAYS SPECIALS, which targets managers as recipients. These spammed messages supposedly inform them of offers purportedly related to the holiday.
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  • There was an observed outbreak of spammed email messages, typically imageless text message attached with a compressed .ZIP file.
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  • TrendLabs engineers spotted a phishing email that mimics the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) express alert. It informs recipients that BPI online banking has upgraded.
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  • From: Reservation Departament; support@preferredhotel.comSubject: Hotel New York Marriott Marquis made wrong transactionTrendlabs received spam samples that used the name of a popular hotel chain to lure recipients to claim a refund, with the body of the message citing that the specified hotel had charged their credit card by mistake.
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  • An email hoaxing the IRS.gov recently sent Trend Micro, Inc a spammed invite for the 'IRS 2011 Summer Forums.
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