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Want to Make Easter Even More Magical? Click me!

Created: 01 Apr 2010 20:46:00 GMT • Updated: 23 Jan 2014 18:28:29 GMT
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As Easter approaches, spam related to this upcoming holiday is expected. Spammers didn’t send malicious greetings like last year—they sent out various product promotion ads instead. One particular coupon promotion page offers recipients a free coupon for digital TV service for Easter. A domain attack was observed from this spam attack, and the offer page changed to different product coupons on a daily basis.

From: "The Easter Bunny" <EasterBunny@ [Details Removed]>
Subject: How to make this Easter even more magical...

In another Easter spam message we observed a gift basket promo message that is just like ordinary hit-and-run spam, in which the spammers try to bypass spam filters by changing the registered domains while using the same promotional ads. Spam filters can often miss this type of sudden increase in volume mailing; however, Symantec’s Brightmail product is able to stop this type of attack.

From: "Personal Creations" <TheEasterBunny@ [Detail Removed]>
From: "The Easter Bunny" <PersonalCreations@ [Detail Removed]>
From: "Personal Creations" <PersonalCreations@ [Detail Removed]>

Subject: Personalized Easter Baskets