• Have you ever received an e-mail that says they’re getting back to you regarding something that you have talked about before? To make it even more convincing, the follow-up e-mail asks you to open an attached file for you to review regarding that 'subject'. Beware of these mails - this is a classic social engineering tactic designed to get you infected with malware.
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  • Health spam that purports to be a public health announcement from the Environmental Services Department Disease Prevention and Control is making its rounds. This particular spammed email says that an accredited study confirmed that a type of milk is linked to cancer.
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  • We recently received different spammed messages which all contain links leading to malware. The first message pretends to be a hotel confirmation message with a link to download their “electronic hotel reservation.
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  • Cybercriminals target anyone and everyone that they think will get them a huge payoff - and there's no bigger potential payoff than high-ranking professionals in LinkedIn, the social network centered around creating connections amongst such individuals. We recently discovered a scam targeting that very same demographic.
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  • We recently came across mail samples that appear to be a DocuSign Notification from AT&T. It informs recipients to download and sign a supposedly document via the provided link in the email message.
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  • We spotted an increase in salad spam. The spam run has an email body consisting of two to three sentences of excerpts from various articles online.
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  • Our engineers recently spotted an increase in commercial spam that used microsized salad words as a way to bypass spam filters. The spam came in different variants, advertising websites featuring different promotions, products and services (weight loss, grocery coupons, used cars, etc).
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  • The death of actor Robin Williams on August 12, 2014 came as a shock to people all over the world. The news of the actor's untimely death spread online like wildfire and quickly became a popular topic among netizens, including spammers and cybercriminals.
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  • Gmail users are the target of a spam attack that took advantage of several Google services. While the attack tries to pass off as a legitimate Google notification, a closer look reveals that this fake Gmail notice can lead to malware.
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  • Cybercriminals taking advantage of the popularity of certain legitimate applications is nothing new, and this spam attack that leverages Evernote's credibility and usefulness is but one of the many examples of why this is true. We found this particular sample that, while seemingly simply-written without even so much as a graphic similar to legitimate Evernote correspondence, sports malware as an attached archive.
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