Recent trends in spam

– Fake university degree offers appear to be way up.

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– A new type of spam which pushes affiliate links. The look is always the same — green link text, simple headline.

This one pushes AdultFriendFinder:

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This one pushes an adult site, again apparently using an affiliate ID.

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– Malware-pushing spam is still pandemic. Various interesting subject lines, and even resorting to outright begging:

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And so on…

– The plague of “me”: Another very popular spam going around these days is an email with an attachment (usually about 40k–50k in size), featuring a picture of this girl:

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The spammers don’t put any extension on the file, which is named “me”. However, it is a jpeg format file.

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(This is just a baiting tactic to lure the recipient into a scam.)

Otherwise, for the most part, it’s still the same old fake luxury goods and “Cialis/Viagra/cheap meds” garbage, along with the usual extraordinary amount of spam promising the enlargement of a particular male body part.