Amelia Earhart Lives on in Spam
July 24, 2014
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: July 24, 2014 GMT-8