Major events and holidays have always been a time for celebrations. Unfortunately, it also attracts unscrupulous spammers searching to make a quick offer. Symantec observes that spam email usually spikes in conjunction with these holidays.
One such occasion is Defender of the Fatherland Day observed on February 23, which is a Russian holiday in countries of the former Soviet Union, such as Belarus and Tajikistan. Aside from parades and processions in honor of veterans, it is also customary for women to give small presents to men in their lives, such as fathers, husbands, and co-workers. Consequently, the holiday is often referred to as Men's Day.
As such, most spam emails revolve around souvenirs, small gifts, and even men’s medicine such as Viagra. Below is an example of some of these emails:
Subject: Волшебные подарки на 23 февраля
Translation: Magical gifts for February 23