Quoted by softpedia.com

Softpedia took again one of my posts in the Avira Techblog and wrote an article based on it:

“In the recent past we saw emails looking like phishing mails, which were spam though actually. The spammers tried to make them look as much as possible as official mails from the entity they were faking: Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, and so on,” Sorin Mustaca, manager of international software development at Avira, warns.

“[Full name] has sent you a message” the rogue communication, which appears to originate from Facebook, reads. However, instead of the actual message, the recipient is presented with an image promoting various male enhancement pills.

“We checked about 100 different emails in this category and all of them use the same domain. We were curious and investigated who owns the domain – the domain is registered in China by a single registrar who owns 14 thousands other domains,” Mr. Mustaca notes.


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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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