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PHISHING EMAIL?

Pete_Vit
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PHISHING EMAIL?

I received an email today that seems somewhat suspicious

content:

Introducing the new Email Security Program from Hughes!

 

Introduction:

 

All New and Existing customers will be able to take advantage of the excellent features and functions of the new HughesNet® Security with Anti-Spam, and Data Lead Protection, the update is compulsory for email users for security reasons and Potential consequences of not installing security updates are damaged software, loss of data, or identity theft.

 

You may need to Update your information to take advantage of the excellent features.

Click here to Update- [edited for safety]

 

Sincerely,

The HughesNet Team

 

the link - takes you to

[edited for safety]

suspect ?

 

 

Carmen Vitullo
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Liz
Moderator
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Re: PHISHING EMAIL?

Good eye Pete_Vit!

 

Just going to leave this here too for anyone who wants a refresher on spotting suspicious e-mails. Most important thing is not to click on any links in suspicious emails!

 

 

 

-Liz

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maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: PHISHING EMAIL?

Why would HN send you to a French site? Looks like phishing.  (EDIT: there's also the writing style and weird capitalisation, etc.). 

Pete_Vit
Senior

Re: PHISHING EMAIL?


@maratsade wrote:

Why would HN send you to a French site? Looks like phishing. 


indeed Smiley Very Happy that's what made me suspicious - and I wanted to shine some light on this new phishing attempt.

most folks I know do not bother to hover over a link to check first where it's gonna take you. thanks for the sainity check.

 

Carmen Vitullo
maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: PHISHING EMAIL?

You're right, most don't, and if you go to the page, it's a good fascimile of the login page, though I didn't study it in detail. 

 


@Pete_Vit wrote:

@maratsade wrote:

Why would HN send you to a French site? Looks like phishing. 


indeed Smiley Very Happy that's what made me suspicious - and I wanted to shine some light on this new phishing attempt.

most folks I know do not bother to hover over a link to check first where it's gonna take you. thanks for the sainity check.

 


 

Liz
Moderator
Moderator

Re: PHISHING EMAIL?

Good eye Pete_Vit!

 

Just going to leave this here too for anyone who wants a refresher on spotting suspicious e-mails. Most important thing is not to click on any links in suspicious emails!

 

 

 

-Liz

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Pete_Vit
Senior

Re: PHISHING EMAIL?

wow ! scary it looks very good - maybe tech support will send out a warning email to all subscribers - just in case.


@maratsade wrote:

You're right, most don't, and if you go to the page, it's a good fascimile of the login page, though I didn't study it in detail. 

 


@Pete_Vit wrote:

@maratsade wrote:

Why would HN send you to a French site? Looks like phishing. 


indeed Smiley Very Happy that's what made me suspicious - and I wanted to shine some light on this new phishing attempt.

 

 

most folks I know do not bother to hover over a link to check first where it's gonna take you. thanks for the sainity check.

 


 


 

Carmen Vitullo