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Nigerian spammers piggyback on Syrian conflict: Kaspersky

Cyber Security
Ongoing conflict in Syria has resulted in a “surge” of Nigerian scam emails containing references to the Middle East country, says global internet security firm Kaspersky. A civil war has been raging in Syria since 2011 as rebel forces seek to oust the Ba'ath government. And Nigerian spammers have sought to take advantage of the on-edge political situation in Syria, says Kaspersky. Kaspersky says the Nigerian scam messages, written in the names of representatives of reputed Syrian and UK banks, typically state that their ‘clients’ want to transfer multi-million savings from their accounts because of the Syrian unrest, and that they are looking for a partner to help them. The scammers also provide a contact phone number and the personal email of the “bank client” allegedly looking for