Spam

  • 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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  • 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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