[plug] iiNet phishing attempt
plug at duivenbode.id.au
Mon Feb 11 13:44:54 WST 2008
This is not strictly Linux based but I felt it important to spread the news
I've just received an email that is supposedly from iiNet customer support
(sending email was info at iinet.net.ms) asking for me to 'validate' my account.
To the tech savvy, this is obviously a phishing attack but it may be wise for
us to remind those we know who are not tech savvy that this is bogus.
I've included the full text below - and sorry for bending the OT rules :)
Due to a few problems experienced in our service network,you are expected to
undergo an account holders re-validation process in order to sort out some
problems that may be encountered in our email service to you.
This process is not going to take long and will be characterized by certain
lapses in our email services to you.
The iiNet Network® will require you to complete the account details below
and select a test question and answer (to serve as security code that will be
needed in logging in to your account service during the duration of this
process). These details below should be stated in your reply to this email;
Email Account login:
You will be sent a new confirmation alphanumerical password to that will only
be valid during this period and can be changed after the process.
Thanks for your understanding.
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