Thursday, September 24, 2009

Patrick Swayze and health products dominate spam of the week

The death of actor Patrick Swayze fed the spam this week. Messages with liks to videos, photos and even a love letter that the actor left his wife took users to malicious sites.

According to the weekly newsletter of BitDefender, the words "WebMD" and "Weight" were the most commonly used in spam. The subjects did mention the health and diets and returned to be used by the Canadian Pharmacy.

Besides them, the words "Newsletters" and "Unsubscribe", making reference to the online newsletters, also dominated the spam of the week.