Week in Review 26 February 2016

Week in Review 26 February 2016

Our week in review is back! We do apologise for the delay and lack of reporting action over the last two weeks, but we have been extremely busy building and testing our brand new website! Be sure to check out our new website here. As its our first week back, there is only a few to review but as usual, the scams are as dangerous as ever! We highly recommend deleting these or similar scam attempts from your inbox straight away. 

MailShark Win Free Fuel With BP Scam

Win Free Fuel with BP Scam

Win Free Fuel with BP Scam An email branded to appear as though it was sent from BP has been caught by MailShark spam filters claiming you can win free fuel. BP is among the world’s top oil and gas companies and operates in over 80 countries. The scam email is using the wide reach…

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MailShark $1000 Woolworths Gift Card Malware Scam

$1000 Woolworths Gift Card Malware Scam

$1000 Woolworths Gift Card Malware Scam A $1000 Woolworths gift card malware scam attempt has been caught by MailShark spam filters claiming it is your last shot to win. Woolworths supermarkets (locally known as Woolies) are an Australian supermarket chain owned by Woolworths Limited. Gift card scams have been extremely popular over the last 6…

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MailShark Participate to Win An iPhone 6S Malware Scam

Participate to Win an iPhone 6S Malware Scam

Participate to Win an iPhone 6S Malware Scam A participate to win an iPhone 6S Malware Scam has been caught by MailShark spam filters and risks a dangerous malware infection. The email does not seem to be branded to suit a certain company, it simply pushes the receiver into claiming a free iPhone 6S. The…

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Where in the world did the bulk of these Emails come from?

Check out our Global Spam Sources page, for a World map of spam sources.

Global Spam News Week in Review

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100 million records used to hack 20 million Taobao users

100 million records used to hack 20 million Taobao users Taobao.com is a Chinese buying-and-selling site, like eBay in the US. Taobao is owned by China’s online giant, Alibaba, and offers what’s known as C2C, or consumer-to-consumer, retail. In the online C2C world, where you’re not buying from a website, but rather through it, regular sellers…

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