You DON’T have “(1) New Message from Outlook Microsoft”

Graham Cluley

Here’s an interesting phishing campaign we caught automatically in our spam traps yesterday:

The email claims that you have a new message in Microsoft Outlook, but you need to reconfigure your settings (by clicking on the helpful link) in order to read it.

Of course, the email is bogus and you’re actually in danger of handing over details of your email settings to internet hackers.

Interestingly, the domain (which I’ve blurred out above) hosting the bogus webpage was also used earlier this week in a more traditional banking phishing campaign, targeting the Commonwealth Bank of Australia:

Although as a security geek (well, you must be – you’re reading this blog, right?) you wouldn’t fall for this kind of thing. But I wonder how many other regular computer users might be so keen to read their message, or make some money in a survey, that they would click on the link before they engaged their common sense…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.