A Canadian online pharmacy has unleashed torrents of spam email purporting to contain news that President elect Barack Obama and Republican senator John McCain are dead, using headlines such as ‘Barack and McCain killed’ and ‘McCain died of a heart stroke’
It can only be presumed that the erroneous mails are designed to attract business through recipients opening the email – mouth agape – realising it’s false (and possibly treasoness) and then giving the firm business anyway.
And the firm didn’t stop at false claims of death – it’s hard to believe many people are trusting their pharmaceutical needs to a firm they discovered through an email entitled ‘McCane’s wife private video.’
"This sick and twisted campaign shows spammers have no shame in stooping to the lowest levels in an effort to peddle their goods to the public," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at web security firm Sophos.
Link: Computer Weekly