"Warning on "Dear User"" Topic
All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.
For more information, see the TMP FAQ.
Back to the Spam, Hack & Phish Plus Board
| The Editor ||22 Jun 2009 7:16 a.m. PST|
Thought I'd warn people against this one. The subject is "Dear User," the text claims that you have been making illegal downloads, and concludes with a warning against making illegal downloads.
So far, just a nuisance email
However, the email includes a link, which is placed in the text in such a way as to imply that you'll get a report of your download activity if you click on it.
The link ends in .exe and will attempt to run a program on your system. I don't know what it does, but I wouldn't click on it if I were you!
| Saginaw ||23 Jun 2009 11:16 a.m. PST|
Thank you for the warning, Bill. Any idea if a typical security system's spam filter would catch it before it gets into the inbox?
I'm pretty much suspicious of all e-mail that I'm not familiar with, but I'll put this one on my list. Thanks again, Bill!