Twitter accounts abused by spammers
November 18, 2009 1 Comment
MX Lab detected a spam campaign where Twitter is being abused by spammers to promote online drug stores.
The campaign is sent from random spoofed email addresses and has similar subjects like:
7U1 An amazing selection of brand name medications, all for incredibly low prices!
2F9 Looking for Hytrin? 7N8
6W3 Looking for Abilify?
5Z2 Looking for Fosamax?
4G5 Do you suffer from male impotence? Order Viagra online today 8I7
5Y5 Do you have a urinary blockage?
Some samples of the body:
All Medications are Always 100% Safe Legal
Our store is Verified, Trusted Licensed
Guaranteed LowPrices – up to 85% Off
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And another one
site that pharmacies and big companies don’t want you to know about!
Vicodin ES Online, Hyrdrocodone, Lortab…
They all have the URL in common that points to a Twitter account. The format is http://twitter.com/***/status/*** where *** stands for random characters.
Some examples of such an Twitter account that directs you to the online pharmacy.
The med4udirect.com shop looks like this:
The domain appears to registered in China.
DomainName : MEDS4UDIRECT.COM RSP: China Springboard Inc. URL: http://www.namerich.cn Name Server :NS3.BERTOSNS.COM Name Server :NS5.LOVELYSNB34.COM Name Server :NS1.HDNSSTUFF.COM Name Server :NS6.LOVELYSNB34.COM Name Server :NS2.HDNSSTUFF.COM Name Server :NS4.BERTOSNS.COM Status :clientTransferProhibited Status :clientDeleteProhibited Creation Date :2009-09-26 Expiration Date :2010-09-26 Last Update Date :2009-11-11 Registrant ID :V-X-63521-21717 Registrant Name :LU TAO Registrant Organization :LU TAO Registrant Address :JIEFANGLU251 Registrant City :ShangHai Registrant Province/State :ShangHai Registrant Country Code :CN Registrant Postal Code :200126 Registrant Phone Number :+86.0217415426 Registrant Fax :+86.0217415426 Registrant Email :email@example.com Administrative ID :V-X-63521-21717 Administrative Name :LU TAO Administrative Organization :LU TAO Administrative Address :JIEFANGLU251 Administrative City :ShangHai Administrative Province/State :ShangHai Administrative Country Code :CN Administrative Postal Code :200126 Administrative Phone Number :+86.0217415426 Administrative Fax :+86.0217415426 Administrative Email :firstname.lastname@example.org Billing ID :V-X-63521-21717 Billing Name :LU TAO Billing Organization :LU TAO Billing Address :JIEFANGLU251 Billing City :ShangHai Billing Province/State :ShangHai Billing Country Code :CN Billing Postal Code :200126 Billing Phone Number :+86.0217415426 Billing Fax :+86.0217415426 Billing Email :email@example.com Technical ID :V-X-63521-21717 Technical Name :LU TAO Technical Organization :LU TAO Technical Address :JIEFANGLU251 Technical City :ShangHai Technical Province/State :ShangHai Technical Country Code :CN Technical Postal Code :200126 Technical Phone Number :+86.0217415426 Technical Fax :+86.0217415426 Technical Email :firstname.lastname@example.org