A series of volcanic eruptions in Iceland has affected thousands of people worldwide. Poor visibility due to a plume of ash and smoke impelled several European countries to completely close their airspace. Because of this, large numbers of travelers willing to travel to or from Europe have been stuck in airports.
Now, without mercy, spammers are utilizing this catastrophe to push health-related spam. In the Symantec Probe Network we have monitored thousands of spam messages linked to the Icelandic volcanic eruption.
The subject line samples are as follows:
Subject: Fears volcano chaos will continue airstream
Subject: Sport left grounded by volcano affreight
Subject: Volcano ash affects air travel adjuror
Subject: Sport left grounded by volcano acid
Subject: Fears volcano chaos will continue albumoses
Subject: Fears volcano chaos will continue achtel
The spam message looks like a legitimate news alert. The...