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Spammers Promote Steve Jobs Bogus Charity Fund

22
Oct
2011

Even after a few weeks following Steve Jobs’ death, spammers are still taking advantage of his demise. We have previously reported about this in the following blog entries:

This time, we received sample spammed messages promoting a supposed charity fund for young and gifted programmers and Web coders in honor of the late Apple co-founder.

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Written in plain text, the said message aims to persuade recipients to donate funds to the account indicated in the mail. However, we discovered that it turns out to be an account for an online casino payment site.

Trend Micro strongly advises users to be wary of such messages and avoid disclosing important information to unknown websites. Readers may also refer to our blog entry A Refresher on Spam and Exploits to understand why basic mitigation practices with regard to spammed messages are still effective and can help them protect themselves from today’s threats.

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