We have identified a convincing spam email being circulated and have taken measures to protect our clients.
What is the issue?
We received an email on 27/04/2017 at 15:27pm from email@example.com advising of the following;
Sorry for the long delay.
I have selected the best photos from the recent event.
The link for downloading your photos: http://redditchphotographer.co.uk/content/6502347609-KHQE6…
Photographer Jessie J. Shorter
On inspection we noticed that the URL provided for the download link was different to the domain from which we received the email. To check the link we hovered over it and discovered that it led to yet another domain.
We have provided an image of this below:
How This Has Happened:
This appears to be a targeted attack in which some one has spoofed the domain in order to send emails to convince unsuspecting users to click on the link which will take them to a page that downloads a virus to the user’s machine.
What to do?
We have identified that the link in this email is a virus, the best thing to do is to delete the email. The domain’s owner has advised us that the Mail@ address is not one that they used and as such we would recommend that you add the sender to your block list.
What Chip Parade Have Done
We have reported the issue to the owner of the domain and we have provided advice on how to prevent this from happening in the future. They have advised us that they have reported this to their support team.
We have also contacted our anti-spam provider and notified them of the email, they will take action to block it being sent to others on our service. Additionally, this news article has been circulated to all of clients using our email services.
If you have any concerns:
If you have received this or any other spam email and are concerned about the security of your device of email service then please get in touch with our team on 01274 888 955 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org