As I’ve mentioned before, one of the email addresses I’ve collected over the years gets a lot of Russian spam.
Here’s an example of a Russian language spam which I received a few days ago:
Out of curiousity, I asked Dmitry in our labs if he could translate it into English for me. Here’s what he said:
Red message at the top: The Grandma of Happiness”
The elderly woman wearing the Batman mask is saying: “The dough (money) is here”
Red message at the bottom: “send this to 5 lucky people and receive” (in biblical sense)
In grey: “Bulk email service” (followed by telephone and ICQ contact details).
A lot of the spam we see in Russian follows this kind of tactic, offering bulk-mailing services to firms who think it’s an acceptable method of promoting…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.