Recipients of Hoax Twitter DMs Diverted onto Rogue Pharmacy Websites: GFI Software
According to researchers from GFI Software the security company, e-mails masquerading as DM (direct message) announcements from Twitter, are circulating as they entice gullible recipients into visiting malicious, pharmaceutical websites.
GFI's researchers therefore urge Internauts to remain wary about e-mails that seek permission for posting web-links associated with the users' photos on the e-mail sender's page else for posting web-links associated with the users' movie files on the e-mail sender's home-page.
And though recipients may find the DMs genuine, however, the included web-links lead onto Toronto medicine shops as well as other illicit pharmaceutical sites.
Alongside these spam mails, cyber-crooks as well are utilizing hijacked Twitter A/Cs for duping shoppers into going to various survey websites, add the researchers.
They further comment that bogus Internet pharmaceutical stores actually mean scams, which rely on spam mails crafted for presenting low-priced medicines and drugs else those not requiring doctors' prescriptions. Such e-mail frauds are capable of resulting in both health as well as financial hazards, remark the analysts.
Disturbingly, it's because of the above kinds of spam mail schemes, which's resulting in an increase in pharmacy related bulk e-mail campaigns online, remark GFI's researchers. Their remark gets the backing of Kaspersky another security company through its November 2012 Spam Report that also states that there were plentiful pharmacy spam during the month.
But Internauts can remain safe from getting victimized with the above kind of rogue e-mails by following a few simple suggestions. First, they'll notice the e-mails are unsolicited messages wherein the mentioned pharmaceutical store is normally situated in a foreign country, like within the above-stated instance the mentioned medicine shop is in Toronto. Secondly, users should manually enter the targeted online site straight inside their Web-browsers instead of following given web-links, alternatively brush their mouse over the web-links for verifying the destination web-addresses prior to clicking on them.
Meanwhile, in a likewise attack on Twitter, during April 2011, an investigative and reporting website namely "Stopmalvertising," dealing with malware exploit distributions via Internet advertising networks, located junk electronic mails supposedly from Twitter that really diverted Internet-users onto the widely and notoriously known Canadian Pharmacy.
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