PHISHING ACTIVITY DAY

Updated: 08/12/2010 14:00
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Receiving phishing emails is a usual thing these days and no one is surprised anymore seeing such emails in their inbox. The problem is that the link...

Receiving phishing emails is a usual thing these days and no one is surprised anymore seeing such emails in their inbox. The problem is that the link seems to be real but you end up on a fake website after clicking on it. In such way swindlers get your account information and use it to steal your money.

In case if you forgot I want to remind that phishing is an activity aimed at obtaining your personal information. Most often this is done through mailing letters with false links and fake information.

Today we received two phishing emails purporting to be from Liberty Reserve ...

The first is saying that our account was accessed by a third party and they have limited access to sensitive Liberty Reserve account features. They do everything to protect us and we need to verify our account at http://libertyreserve.com/en/customer/verify/, but once you click on it you will end up at http://lebirtyreserve.com/en/customer/verify/. As you can see, it is a completely different website. The trick is that the email looks professional with bright letters and no grammatical mistakes. The link also looks real, therefore it is very easy to be fooled.

The second email consists of four emails which were sent with one hour intervals. I guess those swindlers wanted to make sure the recipient gets that email. It says that due to some technical problems a few weeks ago the LibertyReserve website was updated and we need to verify our account to make sure it works fine with a new updated system. To do so, we should follow this link: http://libertyreserve.com/en/customer/login2/accounts/, but then again, here you are at http://libertyleserve.com/en/customer/login2/accounts/

The problem is that the mail service does not always determine such letters as spam, therefore it is easy for you to get confused. Of course, an inexperienced user can easily overlook a minor difference in letters order, but the thing is that you can't even see that until you enter that website. But actually there are some ways.

In order to find out whether the link which you received in firefox (for example) is real or fake, you should just hover a cursor over it and not to click. You will see another link below and this one will be with the address of the website where you will really end up at. In other cases, perhaps, you can click the right button of your mouse and select Properties. And you will see where the offered link leads. If a link looks like a real one it doesn't mean that the email is not phishing and you're out of danger. But if the link is clearly distinguishable, it is the main sign of phishing. And if you clicked it, make sure you look at an URL of the website you entered.

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