Thursday, June 19, 2008

Canadian Pharmacy spammers target Microsoft - Part 2!!

Now, Canadian Pharmacy spammers are directly targeting MSN! Spam mails now contain the following text:

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However, as usual all the links lead to dubious healthcare websites. Check out the screenshots below:

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Canadian Pharmacy spammers target Microsoft!

Almost everyone knows about Canadian Pharmacy (info here) spam mails, which promote various medicines. We generally get thousands of such mails. However, here is one such spam mail which gives us the impression that it has been sent by (or affiliated with) Microsoft. Check out the below screenshot:



However, all the links mentioned in the above screenshot point to these dubious websites, which sell aphrodisiac drugs:



Some of the sites are (do NOT visit any of these sites):
www.stavenic.com
www.satoenn.com
www.manatero.com
www.traiplexi.com


On a side note, back in 2005 Microsoft and Pfizer had joined hands to fight against these kinds of pharmacy spam rings (info here). We need more such actions by genuine drug manufactures to curb these spam rings.