SECURITY: New Malware Alert

2014-Jul-07

ATTENTION, AMAZON Users

Today, I received a very official looking email from AMAZON email address.

It had an Amazon Dot Com link that “went to my account”. I check what was behind the text. Because the junk after Amazon Dot Com was garbage, it resolved to the front page and the cookie signed me in.

I almost fell for it EXCEPT:

  • Why would Amazon attach a zip file to an order confirmation?
  • IT came in from “delivers@amazon.com” which it not my address for amazon.
  • I didn’t order anything that I was still waiting for.

Even after that analysis, when it came it I almost screwed up.

Take care.

Of course, I reported it to: stop-spoofing@amazon.com

# – # – # – # – #  2014-Jul-07 @ 23:49  

NOTE: GMAIL didn’t like it either.

The message “Order Details” from Amazon.com (delivers@amazon.com) contained a virus or a suspicious attachment. It was therefore not fetched from your account fjohn@reinke.cc and has been left on the server.

Message-ID: <0MfXLH-1XEgyE1rtz-00P1O6@mx.perfora.net>

If you wish to write to Amazon.com, just hit reply and send Amazon.com a message.

Thanks,

The Gmail Team

# – # – # – # – #  2014-Jul-08 @ 13:06  

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