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Unsolicited Secret Admirers Via Email
Posted by Jason Hill on 02 October 2012 01:17 PM

The Websense® ThreatSeeker® Network has detected an unsolicited email campaign in which love-struck or curious recipients may have their appetites whetted by the thought of a secret admirer. Although Websense customers are protected from this and other threats by ACE™, our Advanced Classification Engine, this post provides an insight into the campaign, which appears to be on the increase today.

 

The messages, sent from various Yahoo.com accounts, suggest that the sender has "to let you know how [they] feel" and provide an enticing Facebook link to "View Your Ecard".

 

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18
You may be Surprise too receive this letterfrom me. . .
Posted by RM on 18 July 2012 10:52 PM

You've almost certainly received an email similar to the one below.

 

Despite being well-known and transparent, the Nigerian email scam (also known as the 419 scam, a reference to the article of the Nigerian Criminal Code that such activities violate) retains its place on the list of top ten internet/email scams for 2012, and still results in millions of dollars of financial loss--and sometimes worse--for its victims. We've already blogged about a particularly amusing example caught in one of our honeypots, and a variant that adds phishing to the risks.

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