Spam

  • With the hype of the iPhone 6 increasing, cybercriminals scrambling to take advantage of it is already a forgone conclusion. This is the case here, as our engineers have found spam samples disguised as an official newsletter from Apple.
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  • Cybercriminals once more prove that they're not above taking advantage of a global event that helps establish camaraderie between nations - as our team of engineers have received spam samples that pretend to be promotional email from Neteller, an electronic money transfer company. The promotional email of course uses the 2014 World Cup as its lure, along with a chance to win up to US$60,000.
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  • Users may find e-mails coming from a known antivirus company nothing to be surprised about, but alarms should definitely start ringing when the antivirus company mailing you isn't the one you're subscribed to - and that their mails are festooned with links to websites peddling Viagra.Our team of engineers recently found a spam mail making the rounds, masking itself as a legit mail coming from CA Technologies.
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  • In a bid to get users to click, cybercriminals turn to your trusted persons. We have seen spammed messages with vCard attachments, electronic business cards that contain personal information of a person such as name, address, phone number, email address, website and even audio clips.
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  • We observed a spike in Federal tax emails spreading in the wild. The said spammed message purports to come from IRS.
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  •  It seems that cybercriminals are now going after stock traders, as since June20, our team of engineers have been observing a large spike of stock trading spam purporting themselves to be filled with exclusive, secret get-rich-quick stock trading tips.The first variant spotted claimed itself to be a legitimate message from 'Real Investments Daily Tip'.
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  • While malware attachments in spammed messages are not new, however we continue to find spam with malware attachments. In our research, we encountered spammed email spoofing companies like HSBC and XEROX.
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  • When you receive an email message stating that a negative comment about you is posted online, it will get your attention. No matter how oddly it may appear, you will be inclined to see the post because you know that a simple misinformation can easily damage your reputation.
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  • Due to the popularity of file hosting service Dropbox, it is no surprise that cybercriminals leverage this platform to proliferate their malicious activities. We recently spotted a spam run that purports as an eFax notification mail.
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  • Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and with such an occasion, the purchasing of flowers as gifts is usually customary, and most likely companies will be taking advantage by providing discounts and offers online.Of course, cybercriminals are just as enterprising, and would have tailored specific threats and scams in order to make money from the unsuspecting gift-shopper.
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