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MX Labs Intercepts Fresh ‘Twitter Notification’ Spam

MX Labs, the security company reports one fresh spam mail scam posing as a Twitter notice that's presently circulating online as it targets unwitting Internet-users.

Displaying a caption, "TwitterHealth alert," the e-mail's sender's address is spoofed to make it appear from 'Twitter<random_use@random_domain>. The text of the e-email, inviting recipients to TwitterHealth and urging them to log into their accounts, informs that they'll henceforth get to know regarding sales as also attractive deals. Thus, unique offers over e-mail, concessions along with purchase coupons are available. Users can receive instant news about fresh brands, stores along with features. They can also enjoy the advantages related to secure-and-safe online marketing from fully trustworthy outlets that assure satisfaction else refund of consumers' money, the message continues. MX Labs posted this on its blog on February 23, 2012.

The e-mail, since supposedly arriving from Twitter, advises users to follow a web-link named "Please-check-your-account," but it conceals one of several web-addresses, MX Labs researchers emphasize.

Moreover, there's one common aspect of the above kinds of web-links i.e. they take users onto an identical pharmaceutical site known as 'International Legal RX Medications' alternatively more likewise variations.

And though several websites bearing these forms mayn't cause danger to one's data with respect to its integrity, as normally there isn't any malware on them; they may indeed cause danger in the way they attempt at fooling the end-users so they'll voluntarily buy medical products, particularly drugs, which are either false alternatively just don't exist, the researchers observe.

Subsequently, more websites extract highly-confidential data, including the particulars of credit cards out of the unwitting end-users.

Hence, its' recommended that end-users should avoid such websites via overlooking dubious e-mails, which apparently originate from genuine businesses alternatively occasionally from friends too.

Eventually, the exploitation of Twitter's name by cyber-crooks isn't anything new. During mid-July 2010, unopened e-mails were intercepted on different Twitter accounts which requested the recipients that they should follow a web-link for seeing the entire messages. Nonetheless, upon doing so, the users were led onto a dubious Canadian Pharmacy site, which attempted at selling various medicinal items through number of spam campaigns.

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