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Symantec Warns Users from Christmas Spams

By Kevin Bruce Francisco - on 13 Nov 2012, 12:09pm

Symantec Warns Users from Christmas Spams

Since Christmas is just around the corner, Christmas shopping is what people are usually getting ready for. Not the spammers, though, as they are preparing something a little bit different for the netizens – spam mails. Symantec has observed Christmas-related spam messages flowing into the Symantec Probe Network. They’ve recently spotted two different approaches in spreading spam mails in the forms of greeting cards and web pages with fake product offerings.

Source: Symantec

Complete with headers and adorned with flash animations, the greeting card spam asks the user to open a “Christmas Card.zip” attachment in which a malicious code is downloaded unto the system after opening. Symantec detects the attachment as W32/AutoRun.BBC!worm.

Source: Symantec

The other approach is by sending a fake product list urging users to avail of the special offer by clicking the link. Upon doing so will redirect them to a fake site selling different bogus products.

Source: Symantec