By Dancho Danchev
Cybercriminals are currently spamvertising a Google-themed email campaign that’s enticing home and corporate PC users into clicking on bogus link leading to pharmaceutical scams.
The spamvertised campaign is brand-jacking Google’s brand, and trying to socially engineer users into thinking that Google has launched a new pharmacy interface in an attempt to take advantage of the trusted relati0nship that that company has already established with its users.
Sample subject: Improbable Drug Store reductions
Sample message: We’ve just launched a pharmaceutical interfaces for Google, as well as several new features that will improve the Google experience for the people buying pills and using pharmaceutical interfaces. We are really plased to have worked on a launch that will help people use pharmacy and surgery. We are currently working on make it available to even more users with more language interfaces.
Sample URL: hxxp://iledrugs.com
In an attempt to bypass anti-spam filters, spammers have chosen to use an image file containing the message of the email, instead of using plain simple characters which could have triggered an anti-spam mechanism.
Avoid interacting with the emails if you receive one, and report them as spam/fraudulent as soon as you see it.