• Pinterest has actively been used in different spam campaigns in the past - from basic phishing to complicated spam techniques incorporating salad words and invisible ink. Blackhole Exploit Kit (BHEK) spam campaigns have also been known to us for quite some time.
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  • The team received a mail sample recently, with the body of the mail written in Portuguese. Upon analysis, we discovered that the mail's FROM headers does not contain the same email domains and seems to be randomly generated.
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  • The NetTraveler campaign is a series of malware spam attacks used against different companies and governmental institutions. Included in this list are the Tibetan/Uyghur activists.
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  • Every occasion is an opportunity for cybercriminals to set up too-good-to-be-true schemes. Every Christmas, Mother's Day, even country-specific holidays have been taken advantage of.
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  • We're seeing a spike in spammed emails targeting various companies that contains the short message, I’m fine thanks, followed by a random name. Some may consider this particular spam as 'low threat' as it does not contain any malicious files and/or links.
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  • Subject: Australian Taxation Office - RefundTax season is one of the most used social engineering lure by cybercriminals. US Tax season, in particular, have been a favorite target of spammers in the past.
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  • News of the horrific tornado that hit Monroe, Oklahoma spread rapidly last Monday. So far, this natural calamity left with more than 50 casualties and destroyed neighborhoods in the area.
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  • The BlackHole Exploit Kit (BHEK) spam run has already assumed various disguises for the past months. It has taken the form of very convincing but fake bank notice, cable provider email update, social networking email, and courier notification among others.
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  • Online and mobile banking have become so popular with users that cybercriminals have begun using these as bait for their malicious spam emails. This spammed email pretends to be a notification from Chase, a consumer and commercial bank from the US.
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  • Hot on the heels of the spam campaign that took advantage of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, another spam attack is discovered by Trendlabs, this time leveraging the Texas Fertilizer Plant explosion that occurred only a few days after the tragedy. Completely similar in its scheme to the previous spam campaign, the spammed mail sports a subject relevant to the event, and promises the reader a video of the explosion itself.
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