A recent set of spam emails was seen abusing yet another Google search feature:
The URL in the spam email above uses the search feature q=site: in order to direct the user clicking on the link to a Google results page returning the spam site:
What works in the spammers advantage is Google displays the first few lines of the web page, and that may be enough to entice some users to continue and click the link which leads to a site advertising penis enlargement.
It should be noted that spammers heavily used Google’s “I’m feeling lucky” feature late last year on their spam campaigns. However, it remains to be seen whether is new feature abuse will reach the same level of notoriety as “I’m feeling lucky.”
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