Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Microsoft Outlook Phishing

TrendMicro has details of an organized phishing scheme that's targeting Microsoft Outlook users.

Via their TrendLabs Malware Blog, samples are provided of a phishing email that encourages Outlook users to click on a link to reconfigure Outlook. The link takes users to a phishing website where critical email account information can be harvested for later use.

As Trend points out, simply having a user's email address and password isn't as desirable as having the actual mail server configuration data. I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that some of th
e compromised accounts will be used to crank out spam.

Once again I implore you to never click on links embedded in emails unless you are absolutely, positively certain of its origin - even if it claims to be from Microsoft.

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