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Waledac July Campaign

Created: 04 Jul 2009 02:32:02 GMT • Updated: 23 Jan 2014 18:34:23 GMT
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W32.Waledac has launched a new spam campaign using a 4th of July theme. Below are some screenshots of sample spam emails with the new theme.

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If the unsuspecting user clicks the link in the email, they will be directed to a Web page similar to the following:

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The page claims to contain a video of a fireworks show for this year’s 4th of July celebration. However, clicking on the "video" actually leads to a W32.Waledac executable. Watch out for spam containing any of the following strings in the subject and body of the email:

  • Fourth of July Fireworks Shows

  • Happy Fourth of July
  • Sparkling Celebration of Independence Day
  • The best firework you've ever seen
  • Amazing Independence Day show
  • Happy Independence Day
  • Proud to be an American
  • Fabulous Independence Day firework
  • Bright and joyful Fourth of July
  • The best of 4th of July Salute
  • Amazing Independence Day salute
  • America for You and Me
  • Celebrate Independence
  • Well done 4th!
  • Super 4th!
  • American Independence Day
  • Celebrating Fourth of July
  • Celebrate the spirit of America
  • Celebrate with Pride
  • Celebrating the spirit of our Country
  • Happy Birthday, America!
  • Independence Day firework broke all records
  • Amazing firework 2009
  • Home of the Brave
  • Spectacular fireworks show
  • Celebrating the Glory of our Nation
  • America the Beautiful
  • Light up the sky
  • Long Live America
  • Celebrations have already begun
  • Time for Fireworks
  • Let's celebrate Independence Day
  • Happy Birthday America!
  • Happy Birthday USA!
  • God Bless America
  • America the Beautiful
  • This Land Is Your Land
  • Stars and Stripes Forever

Lastly, be cautious but do not let something like this hinder you from celebrating the 4th of July.