Spammy Valentine's Day

Dylan Morss details the increase in spam related to the Valentine Day's holiday, tracking the top 20 Valentine's Day-related spam subject lines for February. The first three are St. Valentine's bonus, Casino St. Valentine's Day, and St. Valentine's Casino.

Morss has seen a 700% spike in spam messages with a Valentine's Day theme since the beginning of February. The biggest increases by percentage were seen in the phrases "February 14," with a 200% spike; "Valentine's Day," with a 500% increase, and the term "Valentine," with a whopping 9,000% rise.

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