[plug] iiNet phishing attempt
Adrian at Diskworld.com.au
Mon Feb 11 14:29:39 WST 2008
I believe our NOC has put a a filter against the reply-to address on our
Ironports. Customer will still end up with the original fishing attempt
in their inboxes, but any replies will be silently dropped.
Adrian Chadd wrote:
> Yeah, westnet.net.au.ms emails have been seen in the wild too.. :)
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2008, Lance Duivenbode wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> 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 :)
>> Dear Customer,
>> 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;
>> Full Name:
>> Email Account login:
>> Account Password:
>> *Test Question:
>> 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.
>> Customer Service
>> PLUG discussion list: plug at plug.org.au
>> Committee e-mail: committee at plug.linux.org.au
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