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New e-mail phishing alert – “It’s Easy, Secure and Free!” in big bold letters

By admin | November 2, 2009

According to a recent news report, some 20,000 e-mail accounts have been hijacked from Internet phishing. This includes major e-mail providers such as Hotmail and Gmail. This results in spam being sent on behalf of the hijacked accounts and creates a major headache for both the hijacked and the non-hijacked caused by both spam and unauthorized usage of the victims’ accounts.

E-mail spam sample

E-mail spam sample

Major hallmarks of the spam include misspellings in the message, poor grammar and in the center a big bold sentence which goes like this:

It’s Easy, Secure and Free!

Followed by a link to a suspicious website that looks something like superb-blocked-check.com or see-alarming-block-check.com.

Things you can do to stay clear of this:

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Topics: HTTP (Internet) | 15 Comments »

15 Responses to “New e-mail phishing alert – “It’s Easy, Secure and Free!” in big bold letters”

  1. Jad Says:
    December 9th, 2009 at 06:49

    thanks,
    it is really helpful

  2. Nilanke Says:
    December 9th, 2009 at 12:26

    Thanks Guys. Will inform all those on my contact list to stay clear.

  3. Abigail Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 02:17

    I have already got mine hacked. So will do the needful thanks for the info

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