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Amazingly Dangerous Email: Must See To Believe

Amazon.com (Evil) Deal of the Day

Folks, I just received an amazing (and dangerous) e-mail that my phishing filter/spam catcher did not catch – claiming to come from Amazon.com as one of my “notification subscriptions” –> Amazon’s Deal of the Day. It looks identical to my real notifications but…

amazon spoof

every single link is dangerous, and they’re pushing ED drugs! These hyperlinks really take you to websites titled “http:\\######.fishenough.ru”. Seriously! (.ru = Russia)

Do I need tell you what will happen should you click a single link? Nothing good, I assure you!!!
Here’s more..

amazon spoof2

What are those red warning signals? They are automatically inserted by a tool I have installed on my machine, see, Why You Want WOT.

I kind of admire the craftsmanship that went into this.. this.. criminal attack. It fooled me for a while. But, sheeze: anyone else wonder how come these guys are still getting away with this? And maybe.. a bit fed up with it?

Are you listening, cyber czar?

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April 25, 2010 - Posted by | cyber crime, hackers, Internet, Internet scam | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. Holy Smoke! I haven’t seen that one yet. But, like you,I have WOT installed as well, so I would realize right away that those links are dangerous. I also have McAfee’s Site Advisor. The crooks out there are no dummies, and I sure can’t keep ahead of them all the time without help!

    Thanks for the warning. I think I’ll forward the url for this one to a big group of friends.

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    Comment by Susan Bain | April 25, 2010 | Reply

    • Susan Bain,
      That’s my main duo of URL inspectors: both LinkScanner Lite and WOT (though on some units I go with McAfee SiteAdvisor and WOT).

      Allow me to give you two tips of my geek hat: one for taking advantage of security tools; and, one for helping to spread awareness of these cyber-crimes.
      This is one example of an attack (a different kind of “cyber warfare”) aimed at the innocent and unwary.
      The bad guys are untiring in perfecting their art, and always inventing new “weapons”. They never stop learning. Frankly, they are way ahead of the good guys.

      For those of you who are interested, I have provided readers the basic computer owner “best practices” in my Own A Computer? Top 10 Things You Should Do.

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      Comment by techpaul | April 25, 2010 | Reply

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  3. wow sweet info dude.

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    Comment by william | May 1, 2010 | Reply

  4. So real! amazing >o<

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    Comment by Adrian | May 1, 2010 | Reply


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