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So I got an email from a friend with a link to an online pharma site she obviously didn't intend to sent out. It looks like the emails were broken down into a few different groups with each going to about 9-10 users.

She uses a Mac with yahoo webmail.

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Not a virus. There are no viruses for Mac. She could have however been scammed into doing that, or tricked.

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Or it could not even be from her and a spammer spoofing her email address. Could be hacked account. She should change the password on her email account.

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Or it could not even be from her and a spammer spoofing her email address. Could be hacked account. She should change the password on her email account.
This. Especially with a free email account like Google, it's easy to hack an account and send out spam emails. Happens all the time. It's not a virus.

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Similar thing happened to me with my hotmail. Turned out someone just hacked the e-mail account. So I changed my password for all my e-mail accounts (3 of them) and haven't noticed any issues since.
As mentioned, nothing too uncommon with free web-based e-mail accouns.

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