Russian police squash major pharmacy spam campaign

It seems that Russian police are working steadily to crush the rising tide of so-called pharma spam campaigns, with one security researcher having heard about a raid on the hackers behind the Rx-Promotions scheme.

Rx-Promotions, in case you have not seen the spam messages, is one of the world's largest pharma spam campaigns, having started in the summer of 2007, since when it is thought to have been responsible for billions of spam messages.

Infosecurity notes that the US Food and Drug Administration issued an official warning letter in October of last year about the emailed offers, advising US internet users to avoid any messages from this 'company'.