Spam Mails Invade Inboxes of The Beatles’ Fans
Sophos the security company has detected one new spam campaign, which uses the name of 'The Beatles' the legendary music rock band of Britain to attack fans.
Presenting a "box set," the spammers' message seems to say that it contains the band's entire set of songs inside a DVD, the security company describes.
Meanwhile, remarking about this malicious e-mail scam, Senior Technology Consultant Graham Cluley at Sophos stated that though the spam mails might not be really too malicious, yet buying the "Box Set 2012" was like purchasing a Rolex watch from a dubious website at 99.99. Softpedia.com published this in news on February 27, 2012.
Furthermore, according to Cluley, the spam mails, which canvass the "The Beatles Re-Mastered 2012 Box Set," have been crafted for Spanish language speaking users, while they promote the entire stuff of Beatles, some being mini-documentaries.
Precisely, as per Cluely who wrote a personal blog post, anyone who bought items similar to the above mentioned, advertised through spam mails, it meant that in addition to aiding the spammers towards inundating that user's inbox still further, it meant preventing Harrison's and Lennon's families and 'Messrs McCartney and Starr' from getting the earnings that were rightfully theirs on account of their musical brilliance. Nakedsecurity.sophos.com reported this in news on February 27, 2012.
Thus Cluley suggests people who love music to make purchases via authorized channels and thereby promote the artists behind the music's creation instead of feeding the junk e-mail distributors. Gmanetwork.com published this in news on February 28, 2012.
It's therefore advisable that people avoid purchasing anything, which's promoted through spam mails, alternatively any forceful marketing of other kind, as the products in addition to being perhaps, illegitimately manufactured, may be of inferior form too.
Conclusively, it isn't new to have spam messages from spammers aiming at music celebrities. For, when Michael Jackson an icon of pop music unexpectedly and tragically died during June 2009, and news about his demise spread within mainstream media, at that time, in not even 24-hrs., there occurred a massive number of spam campaigns defrauding recipients into purchasing items, which were actually counterfeit.
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