Warning: Here are three emails you don’t want to see in your inbox

Graham Cluley
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Here are three emails you don’t want to see in your inbox today.

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Malicious email

Malicious email

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Although the emails may claim to have been sent by the likes of LinkedIn, YouTube and Google the truth is that the headers are forged, and the emails have been specially crafted to look like legitimate communications from online firms.

Clicking on the links could send your computer to Canadian pharmacy-like spam sites offering to sell you Viagra, or even webpages hosting malicious payloads.

Always be careful about clicking on links in unsolicited emails. Hover over links with your mouse to tell where it’s really going to before clicking, and keep your anti-virus and anti-spam protection updated.

If you’re careless you could be falling into the spammers’ trap, and putting your finances and data in danger.

(Oh, and we’ve just seen emails claiming to come from Amazon too).


Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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