Week in review 10 April 2015

Week in review 10 April 2015

Once again, a shorter week this week due to the Eater break, and once again, lots of phishing emails. This week Apple and Chase Bank were targeted. And no week is complete without at least one PayPal phishing email. This week we had two. Read on for our week in review. As always, you can click on a link to see the story in full, together with screenshots of the phishing emails in question.

Confirm account urges phishing email

And we kicked off the shortened week with a phishing email targeting Apple users. This one wanted you to confirm your account. The need for account confirmation was so desperate that the word confirm was used four times in four sentences. The bottom line: “You Must Confirm Your Information To Save It.” Indeed. And you must delete this email too.

Phishing campaign targets Chase customers

Chase bank customers were the target of a phishing campaign. The email that we looked at was realistic. It included many genuine links. The link that the criminals wanted you to click on was not legitimate. There are other signs that the email is a fraud. The use of genuine links in the email is a trick criminals have used. Nonetheless, this email is another fake

Confirm PayPal account details now

You must confirm your account details, according to this phishing email. Notice the sense of urgency? This phish follows the well trodden path of warning the user their account will be limited, unless they take action soon. Within 72 hours, according to this email. This email contained two links. One was genuine, the other was not. But there are plenty of other signs that this is another fake email.

Policy update changes says phishing email

We finished with another phishing email targeting PayPal users. This phishing email bore similarity with another phishing email intercepted in December 2014. Some minor details were changed, including the heading. But the thrust of the email was the same. The email claimed that more information was required, and could the recipient login in via a supplied link. It was another fake email.

Scott Reeves
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