Analysis by: Fjordan Allego

The month of July this 2014 marks Amelia Earhart's 117th birthday. While her disappearance still remains a mystery, spammers found a way to pique users' interest in the American aviation pioneer by using her name in spammed emails.

Days before Earheart's birthday, TrendLabs engineers found a spammed mail with Amelia Earhart's name in the subject line. This email was sent to multiple addresses with the body containing a mysterious-looking URL. Clicking the URL leads to a German gambling page. The screenshots of the website can be seen below:

Trend Micro blocks both the website involved in the spam attack. Users are advised to refrain from clicking links and visiting sites coming from unverified and/or suspicious users.

 SPAM BLOCKING DATE / TIME: 24 July 2014 GMT-8
 TMASE
  • TMASE Engine: 7.5
  • TMASE Pattern: 0838