Spammers/malware writers celebrate World Cup 2010

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On the eve of the Soccer/football World Cup 2010 in South Africa we spoke to Mr. BuyVi@ GraNow the head of the NGO “WESPAM” (Worldwide Excess Senders of Phony Applications and Mail).  WESPAM claims to represent most of the evil Internet.  Mr. GraNow said, “Events such as the World Cup represent a unique opportunity for the evil underbelly of the Internet.  The opportunities for exploiting public interest are so numerous – pharmacy spam, scams, malware email attachments, SEO poisoning, etc.  We’re dizzy with excitement!”

Mr. GraNow wrote down our email address and promised he would send us further details of the activities planned to coincide with the world’s greatest tournament.  Although he didn’t send any further details we were thrilled to receive notification of a huge World Cup Lottery victory! We have subsequently won the lottery so many times we don’t know what to do with all the money – and each time the email was thoughtfully worded slightly differently:

  • ***south africa 2010 fifa world cup lottery promotion****
  • ***south africa 2010 fifa world cup lottery promotions***
  • ,,,sa 2010 world cup lotto drew;;;;;;;
  • claim your fifa world cup football award/ticket
  • congratulation! you have won us$1,220,000.00 for soccer world cup 2010 promotional draw
  • congratulation!!! for 2010 world cup promotion
  • fifa 2010 world cup lottery department
  • fifa-mtn world cup team official prize notification
  • final notification for south africa fifa 2010 world cup lottery
  • south africa 2010 world cup award notification!!!
  • south african 2010 fifa world cup lottery award
  • south african 2010 world cup bid lottery award
  • south african world cup 2010 free lottery draw
  • winner – fifa world cup online draw
  • world cup bid lottery award
  • you have won south africa 2010 world cup lottery
  • you have won south africa 2010 world cup lottery computer promotional draw
  • your email just won 2010 world cup in south africa & fifa promotion

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