Pharmacy says PLEASE
This week’s most abused word in spam is PLEASE, identified
by BitDefender’s spam analysts in messages coming from Canadian Pharmacy. The
online medicine shop is now delivering messages in mail templates with extra
footer information, such as “subscription” management, unsubscribe options and
even a so-called contact link to get in touch with the senders. However, the
data has been forged, so you’d better not click any embedded links.
here for… aspirin
The word CLICK has been identified in unsolicited messages
also coming from Canadian Pharmacy. Known as the number one spammer in the
word, the business is using any means of deceiving its victims into opening
these promotional messages, including breaking news announcements such as “Burn
war in LA”, or silly questions such as “Who have aspirin”.
Ranking third in our weekly top, the word UNSUBSCRIBE has
been identified in messages heavily advertising Viagra knock-off pills also
delivered by Canadian Pharmacy. This time, spammers turned back to the simple,
blue email template used by the MSN News service, with minor modifications to
include a picture.
spam EMAIL is here!
The word EMAIL has been identified in messages advertising a
wide range of pharmaceutical products (especially Cialis, Viagra and Levitra)
using the same old strategy: injecting a suggestive image in the mail template
of a legitimate message.
MESSAGE from the Nigerian scammer
It is known that Nigerian scam messages are elaborate and
intricate creations meant to dazzle the user and make it easier for the sender
to con them. This specific spam wave takes things one step further by sending a
message pointing to articles about relationships and marriage. The decision of
embedding such links is currently unknown, especially since they are neither related
to the con, nor forged to pose any security risk for the recipient.