Fake Emails from Google Lead to Rogue Canadian Pharmacy Site

Experts from Sophos have analyzed this spam campaign

By on January 23rd, 2013 20:01 GMT

Security experts from Sophos warn users not to click on links contained in emails purportedly coming from Google. That’s because they’re designed to trick users into visiting a rogue Canadian pharmacy website.

The emails, apparently sent by one Venessa Robison, read something like this:

“Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Within two weeks we should be able to provide you with a decision in regard to your question, and we want you to know that we will be giving your question our fullest consideration.

“We would like to thank you again for your time and consideration and will be in touch with you as soon as we have some definitive information for you. Also you can track your request by visiting our Tracking System Page.”

At first glance, the bogus notifications don’t seem to present any risks, especially since they don’t have any suspicious attachments.

However, when the link is clicked, recipients are directed to a shady Toronto drug store that promotes Viagra and other pharmaceutical products at extremely low prices.

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