Sandy spam storms inboxes

Written by Russell Co. Posted in News, Security

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Published on November 05, 2012 with No Comments

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Symantec Security Response has been observing a rise in spam messages related to the hurricane. Aimed at tugging heartstrings, these spam emails use subjects such as ” Help Sandy Victims and get $1000 for Best Buy!” or “Sandy Strikes… [WARNING]” to draw attention and possibly compromise the user.

Spammers taking advantage of well-meaning individuals is nothing new, but it is a constant reminder that we should be proactive, avoiding suspicious emails and links. Symantec anticipates that spam attempts will be seen in the following weeks and the company will continuously update their spam filters to block these malicious attempts.