Spam Alert: New Up-rise of Casino Related Spam Emails

Posted: May 21, 2009

There has been an increase in the number of Casino related spam messages designed to infect computers with a malicious downloader application.

Just in the past few days, security researchers have noticed a high volume of Casino related spam emails that are designed to trick computer users into subscribing or joining Casino websites. After the user joins the Casino site they are asked to download an executable program that is identified as RoyalClubCasino.exe, which is recognized as a malicious file by many antivirus and antispyware detection tools.

The emails identified as spam messages related to Casinos, use attractive subjects promising money to the computer user if they play an online Casino game. Included in the spam email messages are links to various websites that may be associated with the creators of this scam. Below is a list of the malicious links noted on the novirusthanks.org website.

  • wonderfuloasiscasino.com
  • wonderfuloasiscasino.com/it
  • planetparadisecasino.com/it
  • planetparadisecasino.com
  • cazingmonster.com
  • cavinomonster.com

At least two of the websites above will redirect you to another site, colocationcasino.com, to initiate the download of RoyalClubCasino.exe. Further research of the RoyalClubCasino.exe malicious file will reveal that it is a downloader application that has the ability to download and install other unknown software from the Casino website that could be harmful to your system.

Have you ever received spam email related to a Casino website? Did you click on any links within the Casino email and it later downloaded an application onto your computer?

Spam Tips:

You must remember that spam messages use aggressive techniques to pursued computer users to download a malicious file, disclose personal information or unjustifiably spend their money on something. The Casino spam messages are just one example of a catchy subject used to get computer users to download a malicious program that may later ask for your hard earned money after it promises a service to you. Usually you never get your money's worth just like in the case of many rogue anti-spyware programs. It is suggested that you use an up-to-date spam filter and keep a running antivirus or antispyware application at all times.

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