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Drug-dealing spammers hit Gmail accounts

Robert McMillan | April 21, 2010
Hackers are breaking into Gmail accounts to flog Viagra and other drugs

About 250 of her Gmail contacts received messages that contained a link to a Web site called Canadian Health&Care Mall, which offers Viagra for just $1.85 per pill.

That was embarrassing, said Robertson, a project manager with a Portland, Oregon, engineering firm. "I sent out that e-mail to everybody in my address book, which included people I had sent résumés to when I was job searching," she said.

"A lot of people were very savvy and said 'you've been hacked,' but some said, 'Why are you shilling for Viagra?'"

She has no idea how her account was compromised, but the spam was sent via a mobile connection from Serbia, she said.

 

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