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Fake Zendesk security notice spammed out, directs traffic to Canadian drug websites

Fake Zendesk security notice spammed out, directs traffic to Canadian drug websites

Should you trust the security notice you have just been emailed, telling you to watch out for scam emails and to use hard-to-crack passwords?

Perhaps not...

Hard to believe, but Viagra spam like this must actually work

Hard to believe, but Viagra spam like this must actually work

Not all cybercriminal activity is sophisticated.

It doesn't have to be clever in order to earn money for the bad guys. If you never buy goods promoted via spam, life becomes much harder for the spammers. And maybe they'll have to find something else to do with their time.

A new profile on Facebook? No, it's spam promoting the Toronto Drug Store

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If you receive an email, apparently from Facebook, telling you that you now have a new kind of profile - you shouldn't automatically believe it.

LinkedIn spam drives traffic to Toronto Drug Store

LinkedIn spam drives traffic to Toronto Drug Store

That email you just received from LinkedIn might be promoting a Thanksgiving sale of Viagra instead..

Invited to change your Twitter profile's header image? Beware, it could be drug spam

Invited to change your Twitter profile's header image? Careful, it could be drug spam

Inventive spammers are up to their old tricks again, desperate to do whatever it takes to get you to click on a link to their websites.

Android botnet wants to sell you Viagra, penny stocks and e-cards

Android botnet wants to sell you Viagra, penny stocks and e-cards

Criminals have created a botnet of Android phones to send spam messages using Yahoo! mail. The malware problems on Android continue to grow and mimic their Windows cousins.

Beware fake Facebook notifications arriving in your email

Beware fake Facebook notifications arriving in your email

Many Naked Security readers have been in touch asking about emails they have received, claiming to come from Facebook.

1 lost message on Facebook? Spammers pull a fast one with bogus notification

1 lost message on Facebook? Spammers pull a fast one with bogus notification

Facebook claims to have more than 750 million users, and many of them would have steam coming out of their ears if they thought they had lost a message from one of their Facebook friends.

And that's exactly what spammers are banking on in their latest campaign.

A direct message from Twitter Administration. Can you tell if it's legitimate or not?

A direct message from Twitter Administration. Can you tell if it's legitimate or not?

For a long time we've seen spammers, phishers and malware authors concealing their advertising pitches, scams and malicious payloads by pretending to be a message from one of the social networks.

But can you tell what the purpose of this one is?

One week later: Rustock and Pharmacy Express still flatlined

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One week after the much publicized Rustock botnet command and control take down, and subsequent drop in spam volumes, SophosLabs can confirm Rustock has not come back from the dead.

Fake Twitter notification leads to American drugs

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Fake Twitter notification emails are making the rounds, but they don't lead to what you might expect. Not only do they direct you to "online pharmacies," this time they're American!

Pharmaceutical spammers pose as Twitter warnings

Pharmaceutical spammers pose as Twitter warnings

Account warning from Twitter in your email? You've just been propositioned by a pharmaceutical spammer. Learn about the attack and why you should be wary of buying drugs online.

Wikipedia hacked - Footballers need help in bed?

FIFA page on Wikipedia hacked

A friend and colleague just tipped me off to the defacement/spamming of the Wikipedia page for the FIFA 2010 World Cup. Of course, anyone can edit a Wikipedia page, but usually high profile pages like this are protected from being Read more…

Double trouble - spam and malware payloads

Targeted Trident cyber-attack against defence company

Don't you hate spam? It's a nuisance, but not anything you really need to worry about, is it? I mean, it's not like you ran an executable, you just found yourself somewhere trying to sell you Viagra, no harm done, Read more…

'Adultfriendfinder new messages' spam campaign hits hard

'Adultfriendfinder new messages' spam campaign hits hard

All week I've been blogging about spam campaigns that arrive with a variety of subjects, no message in the main body of the email, but an HTML attachment. Opening the attachment (which Sophos detects as Troj/JSRedir-BO) redirects your browser to Read more…

Romance and Skype deliveries plundered by spammers

Romance and Skype deliveries plundered by spammers

Updated The malicious spam campaign I have blogged about for the last few days has morphed again, adopting a range of new disguises. The most prevalent messages SophosLabs is intercepting claim to come from Skype with the subject line "We've Read more…

Canadian Pharmacy spammers set up shop on Twitter

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At the beginning of this month I received an email telling me about someone new who had started following me on Twitter. Their name was @canadianshop, and it was immediately apparent that they were promoting a Canadian online pharmacy via Read more…