Spam Run Diverts Internauts onto Canadian Pharmacy Sites
According to IT security experts, one fresh spam mail outbreak is wreaking havoc online as it dupes Web-surfers into logging in and accessing Canadian pharmacy sites, published softpedia.com dated July 3, 2013.
To assign credibility, the cyber-criminals in the spam campaign, reportedly use fake Facebook updates along with e-mails which pose as Facebook Support messages. These messages tell recipients that there are certain unseen notifications alternatively a message from someone which awaits opening.
But, when the web-links are clicked, they produce certain deceitful Canadian Pharmacy site, which attempts at selling pharmacy items to its visitors. In reality, there's no association between the e-mails and Facebook. It's only that the spammers replicated real Facebook messages' color scheme and formatting so gullible Internauts would be lured into clicking the mentioned web-links.
Indeed, it's extremely imprudent to purchase a medicine from a pharmacy website such as the above. Also, even if anybody does really get an item, which he asked for on the website, there isn't any means for knowing whether it's genuine else one possibly dangerous substitute. Therefore, it can be risky taking such medicine as also a violation of the law. What's more, there's often insecure pages utilized on such websites, so processing operations on debit/credit cards can cause danger to one's payment card information, the specialists add.
These dubious sites normally don't produce malicious software, still maybe utilized for delivering one as well.
Besides, a set up agreeing to employ misleading as well as extremely unethical techniques for canvassing its products -like dispatching an unsolicited electronic mail impersonating Facebook- isn't somebody worth trusting with one's personal information, particularly credit-card details, remark security analysts after examining the currently spreading junk e-mail run.
Worryingly, there's been a similar spam masquerading as Facebook, during May 2010, according to Sophos a security company. In that, the spam mails exhibited a caption, "Reset your Facebook password," but were blank in their message body, although carried one attachment. Opening that attachment produced malware that Sophos identified to be Troj/JSRedir-BO, while diverted users onto an intermediate site that nearly exactly resembled a Canadian Pharmacy site trading medication on the Internet.
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