Spammers Using Forthcoming Royal Wedding in Britain as Their Latest Theme
Symantec the security company warns that spammers are taking advantage of the forthcoming wedding in the British royal family scheduled for April 29, 2011 when Prince William the second successor to the Throne will tie the knot with Kate Middleton, by canvassing copies of the ring that'll feature the engagement ceremony.
Says Symantec, the ring notably contains a blue sapphire that weighs 18 carats and is studded with 14 diamonds.
In the meantime, the spam mails are captioned, "Own a piece of British Royal History" and state that at the time the century's highly expected wedding is about to take place between Prince Williams His Royal Highness and Miss Chatherine Elizabeth Middleton, it's possible for the e-mail recipient to have the Royal Heirloom Ring from the few duplicates of the ageless ornament, which Princess Diana got from Prince Charles in 1981, in the form of a ring for their engagement.
Remarking about the above mentioned spam run, Amanda Grady Senior Analyst at Symantec stated that albeit most spam mails (77%) distributed worldwide around 2010-end, emanated from bot-infected PCs, the above attacks didn't belong to that classification. Indeed, the IP that was dispatching the royal wedding spam message was identical to the one supporting the URL whose web-link was embedded on the latest spam mail, Grady noted. Businesscomputingworld.co.uk published this on February 23, 2011.
States Grady, users who'd follow the web-link will initially get diverted onto the domain name lynxtrack.com that verifies whether or not the IPs of such users are located inside USA, prior to diverting them onto the last landing web-page.
The current spammer is using various domains' services over several IPs via a method called 'shoeshow spamming,' Grady elaborates while pointing out that the website's creators possibly purchased the services for the spam operation. Softpedia.com published this on February 23, 2011.
Symantec speculates that closer the royal wedding gets, greater might be the number of other malicious e-mail scams with the same theme.
Eventually, for remaining safe from the above mentioned kind of spam attacks, it's recommended that users should purchase items even if they're duplicates from genuine Internet sites alone.
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