Cybercriminals have not been slacking on the email front, either, as more than 50 spammed mails have been discovered, all of them scams related to the 2012 London Olympics. One of them claims to be a notification for an Olympic Email Lottery winner, with the user supposedly winning a large sum of cash.
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“It’s important that online users be mindful of the risks and threats that exist on the Internet, and think twice before clicking suspicious links, or opening potentially harmful attachments – around 3 in 4 spam attachments are malicious, ” said Natalie Severino, Trend Micro’s director of consumer product marketing. “Cybercriminals are also increasingly using current events as a tactic on social networking sites, so consumers should think twice before clicking to see that scary Halloween video a friend appears to have shared on their Facebook wall, or the photo of a costume party from an email address they don’t recognize.”
“In addition, consumers should ensure that their online security software is up to date,” Severino said. “For example, Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Maximum Security 2012 protects users as they surf online and on their social networks, whether on their computers, mobile phones, tablets or other connected devices.”