Linkless Italian phishers quote Shakespeare in an attempt to defeat security products

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Millions of Italian people carry Postepay cards.

The pre-paid rechargeable cards, distributed by Poste Italiane, are frequently used to make internet purchases.

And that’s why Italian computer users should be on their guard against a criminal email campaign that has been spammed out, designed to steal usernames and passwords that would give hackers access to Postepay users’ accounts.

At first glance, recipients may think the email looks harmless enough. The sender’s address leads people to believe it is a notification from Postepay, and the subject line says that it is the final notification to activate a new service…

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.

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