Pharmacy related spam mails are not new to anyone, some of them are directly selling their wares with suggestive text in the email-subject and some using fake notifications.
Most of the time , fake notification messages like this are a clear indication of Phishing attempts or Drive-By downloads or Fake AV, however in this case , the links will lead you to a fake pharmacy online store – medfright[.]com.
The homepage of medfright[.]com is all about a Canadian Pharmacy, however none of the links pertaining to the Pharmacy Certificates are not working.
Whois: medfright[.]com – a domain created a few days ago.created: 2013-02-15 23:09:19
expire: 2014-02-15 23:09:18 (registry time)
changed: 2013-02-26 07:47:57
[owner-c] fname: Miia
[owner-c] lname: Hietamies
[owner-c] address: Hermiankatu 92
[owner-c] city: Aijanneva
[owner-c] pcode: 34910
[owner-c] country: FI
[owner-c] state: Aijanneva
[owner-c] phone: +358-04462-35554
However when we search for other domains using the displayed phone number we come across yet another pharmacy site korsinskytrapharm[.]com
A little more digging related to the IP addresses and Name-Server IP address, we come across another huge list of domains , and all related to Online Pharmacy.
The issue with these Fake Pharmacies is that they not only pose a health hazard, but also may end-up conning you. And check for yourself about “Canadian Family Pharmacy” . I am not even sure whether “Canadian Family Pharmacy” does exist as a legit business or not?
When we look at a phishing domain, it is a spin-off of a legit service, however this code doesn’t apply to Fake Pharmacies.
Secondly, there are some, who for some strange reason prefer to compare a Malware Domain with a Fake Pharmacy domain and treat them on par with each other. Pharmacy and Malware are two different aspects. This was one of the prime concern why I chose to write about Fake Pharmacy.
“3.5.2 of the Registry-Registrar Agreement”
As a part of regulation, registry and registrar are bounded by by some ethics , especially related to the issues faced by us – Phishing, Pharming, Malware Domains etc.