-------- Forwarded Message --------Simply ignore and delate this Email. Never click on links on these kinds of Emails or disclose your personal information online.
Subject: An important message regarding your HughesNet account
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 14:11:53 +0200
From: HughesNet <email@example.com>
We're writing to inform you that your
account informations must be updated, by updating your informations you
keep your account active.
Please log in to your account and update your information immediately to avoid service interruption.
Update Now (Redirect link at http://bit.ly disabled by Alan)
For your security, please dont submit your information and details by email.
if you have any question, we are pleased to be able to assist you as part of the service we provide, also you can click here to view our
Frequently Asked Questions.
Thank you for using our service.
HughesNet Customer Care
There sure has been a lot of these lately.
The old rule of thumb applies here:
Never, never, never click on a link in an email ... even if you know the sender.
Account information may be obtained from your dashboard or by calling the official Hughes support number.
Never open an email attachment .... even if you know the sender. The senders computer may be infected and the virus/malware is sending a copy of itself to everyone in the infected computers address book.
My procedure for attachments is to have a prearrange keyword that is typed into the email subject line so that I know the sender intended to send the attachment. A "bot" would not know this. No keyword, delete it !
This also a good time to bring up the point of the value of having a "system image"
Never trust a machine that has been compromised ....
If you get "had", play it safe, reload your system from a known good system image and learn from your mistake.
You really can't be 100% positive of any "cleanup" efforts.
Backup, Backup, Backup