Tag: Phishing

Getting Myself Phished, a Quick Yakking about Hacking

 

Phishing is the email version of pretending to be someone you’re not. The end goal is to talk some dupe into clicking on your link, to either steal their information or otherwise break into their computer. I know a thing or two about what this is and how it works, and yet I clicked on the link last night. Let’s go straight to story mode, shall we?

I see an email in my inbox, from Admin PayPal. Subject line “Your account has been limited. (Code: E8 -s0me-malarky)” I open the email. I’ll screenshot the message for you to see it for yourself.

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This sort of thing has now happened twice. Last year some time Chase called following up on suspicious credit card activity.  (Actually it was my own activity and quite legitimate.)  That’s good, I appreciate the intent, but there was a difficulty:  Why would they ask for the name on the account?  And the address?  And […]

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UPDATE: As Blue Yeti notes below, this is not a phishing incident, but a malfunction. All will be made right. Read on, if you like, for a bit of fun. I have just received an email that purports to be from Ricochet, but looks an awful lot like it’s phishing for my money. Here it […]

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