10 Ways To Identify A Phishing Attack

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a recent advisory warning that cybercriminals will very likely attempt to use the Philippines Typhoon disaster as part of email scams and phishing campaigns.

Phishing attacks attempt to use high-profile events, including natural disasters in their subject line, to get victims to open an email and click on links contained in the message.

Spam Alert! Voice Message from Unknown (669-335-7699)

Here's another example of an spam email designed to take advantage of us busy people!  We use a VoIP phone system here and when someone leaves a voicemail, or sends a fax, we get an email alert with the message attached.  So, it's not unusual to get an email like this one.

Spam Alert! Corporate eFax Message

You've probably seen it before; I know I have.   It's one of *those* emails; it's an attempt to take advantage of your trusting nature and of your busy day.  But don't be taken in.  Don't be fooled.  It's spam.

In general, if the email seems hinky it probably is.

Sendspace spam may be a blackhole

This morning's crop of junk mail (properly sorted by SmarterMail into my junk email folder!) includes the email I copied below.

According to ehackingnews.com clicking on any of the links included in the original email (but redacted here for your safety) would bring you to a malicious website.

There is no such thing as free money.

You wouldn't believe it if a stranger walked up to you and said they'd just deposited money into your account, would you?  So, why on earth would you fall for the email below?

Instead of opening that attachment you should check with your bank directly to see if a wire transfer has been credited to your account.

There is no such thing as free money.

You wouldn't believe it if a stranger walked up to you and said they'd just deposited money into your account, would you?  So, why on earth would you fall for the email below?

Instead of opening that attachment you should check with your bank directly to see if a wire transfer has been credited to your account.