Warning about the first Google+ spam mails

Google has launched competition for Facebook with the new Google+ social networking platform. The users are following every piece of news from the IT scene with great interest and many are eagerly waiting for an invitation to Google+. However, we warn against clicking too quickly: The first forged Google+ emails have already been detected. Anyone trusting the links in these forged emails quickly lands at websites offering fake pharmaceuticals or, in the worst case, at Malware-infested websites.

We advise a healthy dose of skepticism when receiving emails that supposedly come from Google. Unprofessional layout and spelling mistakes are clear indications of a forgery. Real emails from the search machine giant are usually personalized and the links always clearly point to Google domains.