Spammers spread Viagra adverts as iTunes invoice

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

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.

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.

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…

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.