Spammers advertise dating platforms to meet Ukrainian women amid crisis

Withoutfurtherradu Security Communication Specialist BD Staff
edited July 2022 in News & Blogs

Our colleagues from Bitdefender Labs have picked up an active spam campaign that has been targeting internet users with a mixed bag of online dating opportunities such as mail order bride services and dating platforms where single western men can meet Ukrainian women.

Despite the ongoing conflict on Ukrainian soil, many dating platforms are still up and running. Since June 10, tens of thousands of spam emails promoting perfect matches between men and beautiful Ukrainian women targeted the inboxes of users from across the globe.

The spam emails originate from IP addresses in Turkey. Sixty-six percent of messages arrived in inboxes in the US, 10% in Ireland, 3% in Sweden, Germany and Denmark, and only 2% in the UK.

You can read more about it on our blog here.