Researchers spot pharma spam using QR Codes

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    Researchers spot pharmaceutical spam campaign using QR Codes

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    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.

    More details:

    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.

    Source:
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/...maceutical-spam-campaign-using-qr-codes/10023
     

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