Researchers spot pharma spam using QR Codes

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    Researchers spot pharmaceutical spam campaign using QR Codes


    Spammers are no strangers to new technologies, and as true marketers, would do everything to achieve the objectives of their marketing campaign.

    Security researchers from WebSense, have detected a spam campaign using QR codes. Scanning the QR code with a QR reader will load the pharmaceutical spam URL in the browser.

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    This isn’t the first time that cybercriminals use QR codes to spread scams and malicious content. In September, 2011, security researchers from Kaspersky Lab discovered a malware campaign relying on QR codes for spreading of mobile malware.


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