OFFICIAL SECURITY BLOG

Fake Picasa Mails Lead to Viagra Spam Sites

January 21, 2014 | BY

Fake Picasa emails are currently landing in mailboxes, which carry a message potentially irresistible to some even accounting for the “This is spam” flag. The below sample arrived around three hours ago:

Picasa spam

“[Name], we chose your photo

Google Picasa

[Name],

We chose your photo

3 albums

17 photos”

Clicking the link redirects end-users to a Viagra spam page at

medicinewelnessveterinary(dot)com

Pill site

As you can see, the above site has a lot of pill-themed neighbours. No matter how promising the message in a spam mail, always hover over the clickable link / button and see where you’re going to be taken in advance then Google it. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to confirm all of your “This is a mistake” suspicions. In this case, we’re going to have to wait for Picasa to recognise the skill apparent in our cat photos and selfies a little while longer…

Christopher Boyd