Google opens a pharmacy? It’s spam of the day

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Is Google really extending its online empire, and opening an online pharmacy?

Of course not. So don’t believe spammed-out emails like the following:

Do you notice how the spammers have changed the “o”s in Google to Cialis and Viagra tablets? Very creative.

Part of the spam message reads as follows:

We’ve just launched a pharmaceutical interfaces for Google, as well as several new features that will improve the Google experience for the people buying pills and using pharmaceutical interfaces.

We are really pleased to have worked on a launch that will help people use pharmacy and surgery.

We are currently working to make it available to even more users with more language interfaces.

Visit Google’s Accredited Pharmacy

There are plenty of websites claiming to offer to sell you medications and drugs for knock-down prices. If you’re too embarrassed to go to the doctor, or money is tight, you might be tempted to make a…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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