• When news of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was reported earlier this month, many people were bewildered and shocked. A number of speculations have been the topic of discussion in news as well as in social media.
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  • Game enthusiasts and fans of Grand Theft Auto need to be wary of the latest spam run we spotted, which capitalized on the said game. We recently found spammed messages that pretend as an invitation for beta testing the popular game, Grand Auto Theft V on Windows platform.
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  • Facebook has recently announced its acquisition of popular application, WhatsApp. Spammers are quick to leverage this news and create spammed messages that lead to a malware.
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  • Pharmaceutical spam isn't necessarily a malicious type of spam, but there exists the potential for them to lead to malicious or scam sites, so we always advise users to keep clear of them. This time is no different, as we spotted a new batch of samples that purported themselves to be urgent notifications from sites of general interest, such as Facebook, Youtube and Instagram.
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  • With the boom of messaging apps, it's inevitable that cybercriminals will hop on the bandwagon and take advantage of the craze for their own ill-gotten purposes. This has been proven true, as we've received samples of spam messages purporting themselves to be official notifications from popular messaging app LINE.
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  • The Olympics is the biggest sporting event where thousands of athletes from all over the world compete for athletic supremacy, with more than 200 countries participating in said event. This year's Winter Olympics, set in Sochi, Russia, is no different.
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  • Fox News, a popular American news channel, is currently being used as a front for a 'work-at-home' scam. Email message such as this one lure people to read a supposedly legitimate article with a true to life story of a successful mother who spends her spare time on computer without selling anything.
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  • 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.
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  • Trendlabs engineers spotted a series of spam messages tailored to take advantage of the approaching holiday for lovers, Valentines' Day. The mail itself is made to resemble a newsletter that advertises a flower-delivery service specializing in delivery right on February 14.
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  • It’s been months since the death of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and yet this topic remains popular—for cybercriminals at least. We came cross spammed messages that use this topic to pique the recipients’ interest.
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