Posts Tagged ‘viagra’

Google Docs Hosts Viagra Spam

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

We’ve certainly seen a lot of spam come out of the Google mail servers in the past, and now we’re seeing even more spam content hosted by the popular Goggle Docs applications as well.

Emails typically have simple subject lines, with intentional misspellings used as an attempt to evade spam filtering.

Examples include:

  • Subject:      We ship direc7 to you
  • Subject:      From Canada4t5 you
  • Subject:      all medic6tions ar3 on S3le
  • Subject:      ricrac7 sue
  • Subject:      See 2uge dis64unts now

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Viagra Email Sets New Records

Monday, February 8th, 2010

A newer and very popular tactic with “Viagra and Cialis” spammers is to move part of their sales pitch out of the email “Subject” and into the “From” address instead.

This technique takes advantage of the fact that email standards allow for the
“From” address to include both an actual email address <user@domain.com> and also what’s commonly referred to as a “Pretty Address” where the sender can include any name or title they choose.

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