Spammers spread Viagra adverts as iTunes invoice

Filed Under: Spam

Apple's iTunes is the world's most popular online music store, with millions of users downloading the latest songs every day to their MP3 players.

It's sadly not a surprise then to find that spammers are adopting the disguise of an email from iTunes to try and spread their adverts for sex-enhancing drugs.

Viagra spam disguised as an iTunes invoice

As you can see in the email above the spammers are using the subject line "Invoice from iTunes.com" to try and fool people into opening the email. However, inside you'll find an embedded image promoting some old enemies of ours - touting medications and drugs from their online store.

Canadian pharmacy website

I hate to sound like a scratched record, but you would be mad to buy drugs online. People have died as a result of buying medications from dodgy companies online, so clicking on links in unsolicited emails is not just potentially putting your computer in danger, it could also be the path to putting your health at risk too.

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