Like any other holiday, Easter did not pass without cybercriminals attempting to exploit the occasion for their malicious operations. Cybercriminals have taken to spam to advertise Justhookup, a dating site, while mentioning Easter in the email subject.
Trend Micro received samples regarding a phishing attack that uses Metrobank, a banking organization in the Philippines. The message, purporting itself to be an official one from the aforementioned bank, informs the recipient that their account's security validation has expired and requires updating.
Trend Micro researchers spotted a spam run that purported to come from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The spammed message claims that the organization received notice of the recipient’s possible assistance in an unlawful tax refund activity.