Valentines' Day Coupon Spam

 Analysis by: Mary Jen Sen Chua

Valentines Day is fast approaching and finding the right gift is just around the corner. Many businesses heighten their advertisement and marketing strategies for this special day. Many emails were received daily. Be wary of the mails you open especially if you do not know the sender. Below is a sample of a commercial spam mail selling coupon for luxury replicas of watches, handbags and jewelry that Trendlabs Engineers found recently. Though this spam doesn’t necessarily lead to anything malicious, it could be use to gather information of whoever visits their site. Users must always use caution whenever handling this sort of spam - if possible, delete it entirely once received without opening it, as even the mere act of accessing spam could trigger its malicious payloads.

Trend Micro blocks this spam and all other elements related to this threat.
 SPAM BLOCKING DATE / TIME: February 07, 2014 GMT-8
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