Fake Twitter Warnings Hide Pharmaceutical Spam
Security experts are warning Twitter users to be wary of e-mails posing as warnings, from Twitter, as they are actually spam from a pharmaceutical company.
The messages read, You have 3 warning(s) from Twitter, and when clicked on, direct the user not to the popular social networking site but to a Canadian pharmaceutical company called Canadian Health&Care Mall, offering discounts on Viagra, Cialis, and a host of other medications.
Graham Cluley, Senior Technology Consultant at the security firm Sophos, said that although the company may be legitimate, what it does with users' credit card information is anyone's guess.
If you buy drugs online from one of these websites you're not only putting your personal information at risk (remember these guys are prepared to spam and use dirty tricks to promote their sites, so they aren't likely to flinch about doing something naughty with your credit card details ), but you're also potentially putting your health in jeopardy, Cluley wrote in a Nov. 3 blog.