Spammed by… GFI Software?

I received this email from a guy from GFI who contacted me on the email address published on the website.
Interesting mode to make publicity. Practically, they want me to spread the word about their company.
Cheap marketing, nothing to say. 🙂
Now, how can we differentiate between a spam and such a message ?
It is clear from the text of the email that this message was sent to a lot of users who happen to own a blog.

I am curious if anybody else received this spam.
Please let me know.


I’m writing to you with reference to your blog, to let you know about a new type of spam which has been recently uncovered. GFI Software in fact has just announced that it is tracking a new method through which spammers send messages with MP3 attachments that contain pump-and-dump stock scams.

This news is hot off the press, and we would appreciate it greatly if you could include it in your blog, sometime in the near future as it might be of interest to your readers. A sample of this mp3 spam together with a press release can be downloaded at

Should you need further details on the topic in question do not hesitate to contact me.

I thank you for you time, and hope you found this piece of information useful.

Jesmond Darmanin –
GFI Software –
Messaging, Content Security & Network Security Software
Tel.: +356 21382418 Fax.: +356 21382419

The information contained in this electronic mail may be confidential or legally privileged. It is for the intended recipient(s) only. Should you receive this message in error, please notify the sender by replying to this mail. Unless expressly stated, opinions in this message are those of the individual sender and not of GFI. Unauthorized use of the contents is strictly prohibited. While all care has been taken, GFI is not responsible for the integrity of the contents of this electronic mail and any attachments included within.

This mail was checked for viruses by GFI MailSecurity. GFI also develops anti-spam software (GFI MailEssentials), a fax server (GFI FAXmaker), and network security and management software (GFI LANguard) –

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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since over 20 years in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is CEO and owner of Endpoint Cybersecurity GmbH focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .
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