Spammers Join in Mother’s Day Celebrations
When Mother's Day was being celebrated in the US, email spammers too joined in. They tried to alter their nasty methods and disseminated numerous unsolicited emails to the inboxes of countless Internet users. Most of these emails carried promotions and ads for the Day to help the recipients obtain the best gift for their most special person. Flowers, fruits, chocolates and other nice things included the assortment of products that these spams promoted.
The unsolicited emails assaulted above 23 countries but North America remained the focus of spammers since it's the biggest market for Mother's Day, reports Sophos.
According to Graham Cluley, Sophos' senior technology consultant, the US was celebrating Mother's Day on Sunday and this was the time when spammers augmented their operations in order to try & sell last-minute commodities to forgetful children. Although, mothers may find this reminder via spam emails to be something worth appreciation, yet buying things that are advertised in this manner only encourages spammers to carry on with their favorite job (that is sending junk emails). News.softpedia published this statement of Cluley in a press release on May 14, 2007.
Spam emails are an international issue, and everyone must attempt his/her level best to diminish its influence on society. One should think a hundred times before buying things promoted or sold via spams, said Cluley in a news that the Webuser.co published in the 2nd week of May.
For those who live in UK it's Mothering Sunday during March, while those in Russia have to wait for this day until December. No place is safe, as the Mother's Day spam can hit anywhere during the Mother's Day celebration in US and other countries, as per Cluley. Govtech.net published this in new on May's second week.
Although the PCs are at no security risk due to these spam emails, responding to them only causes the problem of spam to perpetuate. There's no 100% efficient anti spam-filter however, as usual, one can protect himself/herself by simply repudiating to open unknown malicious messages sent by spammers. Spamming campaigns aren't too dangerous since they only promote several goods, however there're no news of malware, spyware, or any other infected file attached with the emails.
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» SPAMfighter News - 5/22/2007
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