Spam

  • Link spam makes its return with this most recent sample that tries to lure unsuspecting users into clicking a malicious link by exploiting the worldwide event known as International Women's Day, a global celebration of women, as well as respect and appreciation for their economic, political and social achievements. The official date of the event is held on the 8th of March, making this spam more than a few months off at the time of discovery.
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  • Another round of image spam selling medical items such as Viagra and Cialis has recently been making the rounds in users' inboxes. The image spam comes with a short greeting and salad word quotes in its body.
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  • In December 2010, there was a noticeable dip in the volume of spam sent. This was attributed to two possible causes: the decline in spam-sending activity of Rustock botnet and the Spamit takedown last October.
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  • Phishing mails are commonly used by spammers to collect sensitive information from its recipients. A phishing mail was recently spotted involving American Online (AOL) with the subject 'Your Final Warning From AOL.
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  • A fake networking company has recently been making the rounds again by spamming users' inboxes with messages claiming to specialize in providing members with information on executives and professionals. The bogus company, 'Whos' Who Among Executives and Professionals,' claims to be the world's premier source for professional networking.
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  • A new batch of job-related spam mails were spotted last January 8, 2011. The samples contained the same old false promises of employment to different countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and the like.
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  • Just days after the new year started, spam samples were found that purportedly came from 'ESoft'. The mail guises itself as an online seller of popular computer software and has a logo that closely resembles that of eBay.
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  • TrendLabs received samples of phishing emails purporting to originate from the Khaleeji Commercial Bank.These spammed messages contain information that recipients may find confusing.
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  • Days before the New Year starts, TrendLabs received samples of spam messages that pose as New Year's greetings. Users are advised to immediately delete these and other messages coming from unknown sources.
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  • Spammers are doing their last minute spamming before the year 2010 ends. TrendLabs received samples of spammed messages disguised as electronic greeting cards.
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