It's the time to be jolly! Fa la la la la la la la la la...

And, it is also the time of year to do your best to avoid holiday spam.

Scammers and spammers use this time of year and seasonal themes to attract unsuspecting victims to their elaborate malicious campaigns using Santa, Christmas and other holiday titles and icons.

We have collected some samples of SPAM that ThreatSTOP employees received over the last few days, and looking forward with holiday spirit to see what is behind those smiling Santa emoticons. No big surprise there --no gift cards, no big discounts, and no - they did not manage to make our kids believe in Santa -- they just hoped to install malicious software or try to steal our information…

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So, just our 2 cents: make this time of year happy for you and your loved ones: as always, d not open any suspicious emails, do not try to win big from some internet faux marketing campaign. Instead - just relax and enjoy the company of friends and family!

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from all of us here at ThreatSTOP!