Avira Techblog: Would you buy security software advertised in a spam?

We received a spam email which advertises protection against Internet threats.

The email comes from “Top Anti Virus Software” , an email address from a domain in India. There are only two links in the email, both pointing to the same URL from India which was used in the From field.

At that address, of course, is only a redirect to a website which appears to be only an index for other websites. The website does nothing else than making queries to … Google. Apparently the spammers are trying to make some money from Google’s Adwords.

The owner of the website is adilizer.com which owns other 5323 domains (yes, over five thousand). A reverse IP shows that 683,772 other sites are hosted on this server.

After reporting this to Google, they apparently deactivated their AdWords ID because there are no results returned anymore.

Never buy anything from websites advertised in spam emails. You are only paying them for their efforts of flooding millions of inboxes with their spam.

 

Sorin Mustaca

Data Security Expert

 

 

via Avira – TechBlog http://techblog.avira.com/2012/08/10/would-you-buy-security-software-advertised-in-a-spam/en/


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Sorin Mustaca

Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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