What you’re looking at is the latest variant of a YouTube spam campaign focused on driving traffic to illegal pharmacy websites.
Yes, spammers are spitting out another round of those YouTube spam emails we saw at the beginning of March. If their spam schedule is anything like last month’s, we can expect to see many more of these messages in the days to come.
Don’t be fooled by the firstname.lastname@example.org sender address either – it’s spoofed to make you think the email is genuine, even though it’s far from it:
From: YouTube (email@example.com)
Subject: Thank you for your video
YouTube help center | e-mail options | report spam
YouTube sent you a notification:
Thank you for your video
To: [YOUR EMAIL]
You can unsubscribe from our emails and newsletters at any time. Click here to unsubscribe.
© 2012 YouTube, LLC
901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066
All of the links within the emails point to a random third-party site that will direct you to an illegal pharmacy website, including the fake “unsubscribe” link.
If you happen to receive this email or one similar to it, it’s strongly recommended that you delete it without clicking on any of the links. Remember: less clicks means less motivation to spam!
Don’t miss out on the latest tech news and computer security alerts! Follow us on Twitter at @hyphenet, “Like” us on Facebook or add us to your circle on Google+.