Google Blogoscoped

Forum

Google Wave scams spreading

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, October 17, 2009
11 years ago1,934 views

countermeasures.trendmicro.eu/ ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I today received a spam entitled 'Google Wave invites', but the content is a picture offering Viagra and Cialis :)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Trend Micro's Rik Ferguson writes in blog entry listed:

"Email harvesting or affiliate advertising associated web pages are springing up intent on monetising this with false promises. The first I noticed was doing the rounds on Twitter, promising users a Google Wave invite “within the hour” if they would just surrender their twitter username and email address. As you can see, about 50% of the relevant page content was made up of affiliate-based advertising. This iste had a particulalry tricksy domain name too, lending it credibility, www.google.com-wave.info making it of course a part of the com-wave.info domain, not an official Google page.
..."

This thread is locked as it's old... but you can create a new thread in the forum. 

Forum home

Advertisement

 
Blog  |  Forum     more >> Archive | Feed | Google's blogs | About
Advertisement

 

This site unofficially covers Google™ and more with some rights reserved. Join our forum!