The Spam Omelette #34

Welcome to a new issue of our Spam Omelette, the weekly review focused on the latest trends in the spam industry. Before moving forward with the material, please take a look at our testing and map generation methodology, as explained in our first issue.



1.    Medicine spam signed WebMD

It seems like the Tedroo  Trojan horse is still hard at work sending millions of spam messages abusing the WebMD logo. For the second time this month, the word WebMD tops as the most used term in worldwide spam in messages advertising sexual enhancements from infamous online webshop Canadian Pharmacy.


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These messages impersonate a legit newsletter coming from WebMD, an online magazine focused on healthcare news. The newsletter has been partly modified to include a central picture of Canadian Pharmacy offers.

2.    Forged PRIVACY statements

Ranking second in this week

About the author


Bogdan Botezatu is living his second childhood at Bitdefender as senior e-threat analyst. When he is not documenting sophisticated strains of malware or writing removal tools, he teaches extreme sports such as surfing the web without protection or rodeo with wild Trojan horses. He believes that most things in life can be beat with strong heuristics and that antimalware research is like working for a secret agency: you need to stay focused at all times, but you get all the glory when you catch the bad guys.

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