LinkedIn spam drives traffic to Toronto Drug Store

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

At first glance it may look like an official email from LinkedIn, the professional business networking site, asking you to confirm your email address.

But it’s not.

Because the emails don’t really come from LinkedIn, and clicking on the link does not take you to the LinkedIn website.

Instead your browser is redirected to a website announcing that it is the “Toronto Drug Store”, where a square-jawed trustworthy doctor-type is accompanied by a cut-price Anne Hathaway lookalike.

The online store claims it will be able to help you with erectile disfunction, and even…

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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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