Webroot Detects Spam Campaign Having Fake YouTube Link
Security researchers from Webroot the security company warn that spammers are cheating unwitting Internauts into following false YouTube web-links which take onto a fake medicine site.
Telling more about the above stated e-mail spam scheme, Security Researcher Dancho Danchev for Webroot said that the unsolicited electronic mails captioned "YouTube Support has sent you a personal message" lead onto one pharmacy site actually dealing in vacation and which is known as the "Canadian Family Pharmacy." Softpedia.com published this dated December 27, 2012.
According to Danchev, the aforementioned type of fake pharmacy sites advertises various items at cheap rates attempting at persuading victims to buy one of them.
He continues that during an analysis of the website in discussion, it was really difficult for it to stay online. As a result, it even protected possible victims from getting so deceived that they would really proceed to buy the counterfeit medicines. Threatpost.com published this dated December 26, 2012.
Regrettably, even though one has been seeing the above kind of websites over a long time now, researches reveal that numerous Web-surfers still become convinced of the scams leading them to buy fake medicines.
Worryingly, spam mails advertising pharmacy items have been probably witnessed as the most frequent bulk e-mail assaults during an extensive time till now. These items are deceptively canvassed via junk e-mails using various confusion-creating tactics. Furthermore, pharmacy spam schemes exploiting ordinary websites too have been found frequently, security analysts doing an examination of the present mass mail scam remark.
And similar as the above socially engineered e-mail scam by pharmaceutical fraudsters, previously too security companies discovered false Google Pharmacies as well as e-mails masquerading as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube messages that posed to be legitimate and genuine while, in reality, tricked consumers into following malicious web-links inside them.
Webroot forecasts there'll be an increasing number of these spam schemes during 2013, and the same peaking during December 2012 end and January 2013 beginning. Therefore, the company cautions Internauts about what web-links they follow, while not feeding in credit card information into sites from spam mails, as also never compromising on their health-related factors.