Pumpkins and penis pills – Viagra spammers enjoy Halloween

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Fresh from adopting a naughty nurse motif, the spammers behind the Canadian Pharmacy websites that flood inboxes with adverts for Viagra and Cialis have adopted a seasonal new logo.

Normally the myriad of Canadian Pharmacy websites we see have an emblem of the Canadian maple-leaf flag where they have now placed a Halloween-style pumpkin. Whether they think this will make any difference to things that could go bump in the night is anyone’s guess.

Of course, you would be two coupons short of a toast rack to ever buy drugs like this off the internet. The nightmare scenario could be that you are tempted into purchasing medications from these folks, and end up putting your health in danger…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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.