• Trend Micro researchers recently received a mail notification that advertises the new Mozilla Firefox 8.0, purportedly from Mozilla Firefox.
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  • Trend Micro researchers received an email that poses as a legitimate email notification from the Philippine-based bank Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC). The email message informs recipients that RCBC disabled his/her account for security reasons.
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  • With the 2011 holidays just around the corner, holiday-themed spammed messages are also beginning to appear. Trend Micro researchers found a spammed message that claims to come from Santa Claus.
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  • A spammed message purporting to come from Starbucks is making its rounds on the Web. It informs the recipients that Starbucks is supposedly giving out gift cards via a link in the email message.
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  • Spammers are still using celebrities' names and events to get users to click malicious links. This spammed message claims to have photos of actress Lindsay Lohan undressing inside a jail.
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  • Scammers are now using a new tactic to victimize users: putting a message in the Subject field of the spammed messages. These spammed messages claim to come from FBI agents or from Angela and Dave Dawes, Britain’s third biggest lottery jackpot winners last October.
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  • TrendLabs received spammed messages that use the names of high-profile personalities such as Helena Wong (seen above), Susan Canon, and Conan Boyle, among others, to trick users into opening an .HTML file attachment.
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  • Halloween is often a time for executing tricks and scares and spam emails are no exception, as proven by this spam sample Trend Micro received recently. The message purports itself to be from the Navy Safety Center, bearing a .
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  • Major sporting events can always be counted on to grab the attention of the public. Trend Micro researchers came across spammed messages that use the upcoming boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez to entice users into opening the email message.
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  • Trend Micro researchers received samples of email messages that spoof CNN and claim to have an exclusive document from Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderon. Written in Spanish, the messages claim that this document is proof that President Calderon received money from Venezuelan President Hugo Rafael Chavez, supposedly to be used in buying the Guajira Peninsula in Colombia.
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