The phony e-mail conveys a tone of urgency and a threat of loss if you don't comply quickly. Hackers want you to hurry so you won't have time to think, so they tell you that you will miss out on an offer expiring soon, your card will be charged, your account will be closed, you will be sued, or even that a warrant will be issued for your arrest, unless you quickly take the requested action. Ways to tell a phony e-mail It does not directly correspond to any action you recently took. It may allude to a purchase you did not make, a parcel you did not send, or a lottery you did not enter. It contains links which may appear to lead to a legitimate site, but actually lead to a malicious site.
Malware & ransomware
Scam o Rama: The Lads from Lagos
Spear phishing[ edit ] Phishing attempts directed at specific individuals or companies have been termed spear phishing. They attacked more than 1, Google accounts and implemented the accounts-google. The attachment or link within the email is replaced with a malicious version and then sent from an email address spoofed to appear to come from the original sender. It may claim to be a resend of the original or an updated version to the original.
Spam & Scam email
I know this mail may come to you as a surprise. Maria Smith, aged 42 years old woman. Please I would like to discuss important business issue with you. The New Organisation will need all its members to verify their accounts to enable them take a year ended statement as requied by the RBNZ. Failure to verify your account may lead to the permanent closure of the account.
A basic understanding of computer viruses and spyware. The vast majority of email sent every day is unsolicited junk mail. Advertising, for example online pharmacies, pornography, dating, gambling. Get rich quick and work from home schemes. How spammers obtain your email address Using automated software to generate addresses.