|Spam on Valentine's Day 2011|
Over the weekend Prolateral has seen a steady increase in spam email with a focus on Valentine's Day and reaching peak levels today. With many single people looking to find love online, cyberscammers will be looking to take advantage of your vulnerable heart.
Spammers know that holidays are the perfect time to send out themed messages and eCards knowing they will grab your attention. Although Prolateral's hosted anti-spam filter (profilter) hasn't seen any additional increased percentage in the volume of spam (peaking at 85.7% of spam in the last 24 hours), the content of the spam has had a more biased focus towards Valentine's Day.
The majority of spam contains links to malicious websites in the attempt to download executables in the name of 'youandme.exe' and 'onlyyou.exe', amongst others.
With profilter checking and cleaning your email along with a good anti-virus solution you will have the peace-of-mind that true love may find you and cupid's arrow will not strike your PC down.
The advice from Prolateral is: only open emails from people you know and trust, and never run attachments if you're not expecting an email from someone with attachments.
Have a happy Valentine's Day and let profilter put the love back in your emails.
Prolateral can help you
If you think you have been affected by this problem and need help then give us a call. Prolateral Consulting is an IT Security company specialising in the protection of your computer systems. Prolateral is solution partners with Symantec and eSet to help provide you the best of breed solution that is tailored to fit your business requirement. Together with proFilter, Prolateral's first rate anti-spam and anti-phishing email filter we have the complete solution.
Prolateral Consulting is in business to put your organisation back in control of your own Information Technology, specialising in information and messaging security, computer forensic services, and disaster recovery planing.
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