Spam

  • TrendLabs received samples of stock spam, which have been dormant for about a year until now. The spammed message urges users to buy stocks since they won't supposedly lose their money.
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  • February is one would call the Love Month; however, spammers are now beginning to send spam with a Christmas theme. Trend Micro received spam samples purportedly coming from 123Greetings.
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  • Spammers are out there again with their tricks. This time, TrendLabs found samples of spam purportedly coming from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
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  • Today, Valentines Day is celebrated all over the world. And with such a widely accepted event such as this, it is unsurprising that spammers are wasting no time in taking the opportunity to trick unsuspecting users into becoming victims of their malicious activities.
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  • There is no doubt about Facebook's popularity. In fact, spammers continue to use the social networking site in their malicious tactics.
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  • Samples of spam messages using the Super Bowl were found to spread a malicious link. Super Bowl, the biggest event of the National Football League (NFL), is naturally a target of spammers, specifically as a social engineering technique to lure users.
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  • Social engineering is what brings about this new spam message as it arrives just on the first day of February, presenting prospective recipients an attractive offer for ordering flowers online in this time of the year. Upon clicking the link in the message body, however, recipients are redirected to a site that is no longer available.
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  • This latest spam sample comes with a link that tries to encourages the recipient to click the embedded link. Doing so would supposedly provide information about a girl who wants to get married and on what posters are saying about her in a forum.
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  • From: gina@gmail.comThe Email Reputation Services (ERS) team has found interesting spam samples attached with an executable file.
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  • Plain text mail samples have recently been found with the subject title 'Windows XP SP3 Critical Update.' Posing as a critical update from Microsoft, the spam sample also comes with an attached executable file that claims to be the update patch and bug fixes for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and 3.
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