Many people are waiting eagerly for Halloween, a holiday filled with mystery, magic and fantasy, where bonfires were lit and costumes were worn to ward off roaming ghosts. As expected, Halloween Day spam messages have started flowing through Symantec’s Probe Network. In this spam, users are asked to complete a fake survey, and then to click a URL containing the spam message, which redirects them to a website with a bogus Halloween Day offer.
Top word combinations used in spam messages include:
- Halloween – Costumes
- Halloween – treat
- Halloween – Special
- Halloween – Survey
Figure 1. The spam asks users to complete a fake survey for an offer
After a user completes the survey, a...