Cyber Crooks Exploits Status of Google in a New Campaign
Computer security firm "GFI software" warned recently that the cyber scammers are exploiting search huge Google's popularity so as their drugs could sell online.
GFI Labs said that cyber scammers are sending out unwanted e-mails diving drugs through a so-called "Google pharmacy".
A message seems to come from the address Webmasters@irs.com which also bears the subject "At Rx-Shop CAILIS is more available, is evidently smartly set up to make the tale sound legal.
The scam e-mail conveys the message of finding a solution for consumers buying pills and utilizing pharmaceuticals through the discovery of a pharmaceutical interface for Google.
The cyber crooks very authentically also expressed their contentment on working upon a launch for helping people who use pharmacy and surgery. They also directed readers about their modus operandi towards making it available for more users and more language interfaces.
The links contained in the unwanted emails cannot be clicked as the whole message is an image. Spammers manufactured this spam to bypass normal filters that usually track text/URL within emails. This is called as image spam.
To order to visit the domain, the recipients of the spam will have to type the URL into browser's address bar.
As soon as the website is accessed, the victim is presented with a site known as pharmacy express, which intimate a genuine drug store from New Zealand. Hosted on a web server in china, the malicious site uses the page template of the recent Canadian pharmacy scams to attract individuals.
Graham Cluley, Senior Technology Consultants at Sophos commented on the same scam: "there are numerous websites declaring an offer for selling prescriptions and drugs at an affordable price. If a person is too embarrassed to consult a physician, or not in a well-to-do financial condition, one might be definitely be attracted to shop from these online sites but one should be very careful with these sites, as reported in nakedsecurity.sophos.com on March 8, 2012.
"The criminals gangs promoting and working behind the scenes at fake internet pharmacies are putting customers health at risk. They have no problem breaking the law to advertise these websites. If you think you need medication contact your actual doctor, and stay away from quacks on the internet," he suggested.
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