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Valentine’s spam on the increase

Darya Gudkova
Kaspersky Lab Expert
Posted February 02, 09:19  GMT
Tags: Spammer techniques

It’s February, and that means Valentine’s Day-related spam. Lots of it! There are already loads of adverts offering expensive alcohol and chocolates, jewellery and leather goods, romantic trips for two etc.

Other goods that are traditionally advertised in spam, such as fake designer watches and Viagra, have also exploited the Valentine’s Day theme to grab the attention of email recipients. The spammers appear convinced that there’s no better time than 14th February to increase your libido or buy cheap replicas of designer watches:

So far, this year’s Valentine’s Day spam has been mostly harmless, but we would like to warn our readers once again that the first half of February usually sees a surge in malicious links appearing in emails that appear to be for virtual greeting cards. So, be careful if you receive an e-card – make sure it has come from a genuine source before clicking any links.

Kaspersky Lab will be following developments closely in the run-up to Valentine’s Day.



2012 Jan 22, 18:53

Very True..

So is there any link to filter these mails automatically??? And these kind of mails are not coming only on Valentine's day but also on all the festivals. This is also true people get attracted with these cheap shopping offers and genuine sellers have to face the problem.

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