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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Phishing Example 62: Alert!

Received August 2014

Message text:

   Subject: Alert!
   Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:29:00 +0100
   From: Admin Center
   To: undisclosed-recipients:;
   Unusual Sign-in Activity,  
   We've detected something unusual about a recent sign-in to your
   umn.edu <http://umn.edu> E-mail account. Hence, to keep you safe; we've
   required an extra security check Via Validation. You might not be able
   to send or receive new mail until you re-validate your mailbox .To
   re-validate your mailbox.-
   *Click Here* <hxxp://xxxxx.webs.com/> Or Open this link:
   *hxxp://xxxxxx.webs.com/ <hxxp://xxxxx.webs.com/>*
   Thanks for your anticipated co-operation,
   Property: Account Security
   Connected to Googlemail  
   � 2014 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Things to note:

  • Passage is hosted at webs.com - not umn.edu OR google.com
  • Login labels have bizarre mispellings
  • Email message includes "connected to Googlemail," AND "Microsoft?" Which is it?

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