That’s No PDF!

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We are seeing a slight uptick in both fake Word documents and fake PDFs. Notice in this email the following: From is someone I don’t know subject line mentions PDF attachment link is to a strange website These things should make you run. Though, this is not a malicious code loader, it is a phishing Read More

Myspace? Really?

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It has been a while since I’ve seen anything MySpace related…well, there is that opening roll on Silicon Valley…but beyond that. So to receive this recently made me chuckle. So an email from nobody I know, purporting to be something important. The text attachment is this: This email (myspace@XYZ.net) was used as the addressee of Read More

Drop Box Phishing

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One thing that needs to be understood with phishing: It generally does not install anything on your computer. Phishing relies on you giving your info away. Hence, it doesn’t matter what operating system you use, you are at risk IF you give your information away. Apple can’t save you here folks. The above email has Read More

More Fake Drop Box Emails

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Normally this would be 2 posts, but since I received these emails within 10 minutes of each other…and they point to the same place while appearing slightly different, well, I’ve decided to put them in one place. What we have here is a standard human engineering attempt. I don’t use Dropbox. Also, I don’t know Read More

Fake Microsoft Support

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Yesterday at the office, we decided to get pizza for lunch. There’s a place about a 5 minute walk from our office. I figured I’d order ahead so it would be ready upon arrival. I went to their website and this popped up: Well, I notice this for what it is right away. But is Read More

Fake DropBox email

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More attempts to fake us out with a “document” from “Dropbox”. A few quick things to note: From is hinky, Subject is general, but could fake you out. To is blank (big red flag). There there is this: Hover over the link and you see the link has nothing to do with dropbox, but some Read More

Fake Gmail Warning

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Yep, that scaring warning about deactivation will get people moving. This fake is pretty dangerous. It is not a link to some lame ad. This is a serious attempt to phish your gmail credentials. If you were to follow the link, and you use Firefox, you’d be given a number of warnings that the page Read More

Fake Domain Renewal Emails

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  It is one thing when the…less than honest…folks send you an email about your expiring domain name attempting to get you to switch your domain name to them, now you have a worse situation. Notice in the image these guys aren’t even trying to hide the fact that they are sending from various fake/hacked Read More

Fake Paypal Security Account Verification

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  This fake PayPal security notification is classic. It has an attached html item that you are expect to click on. Normally we run these through a stand along computer and see what was really in the attachment. This time we deleted the email before doing so. Chances are it was either: A phishing page Read More

Nokia Fake Email

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Not sure what they expect from this weak example, but there must be enough people out there who will click on anything. Remember this golden rule: if you do not know who sent you the email…WHO not that you are familiar with the company name…do NOT open any attachment. Also, the fact that it is Read More