Friday, 21 January 2011

Your Gmail Account Security Update.

My latest favourite phishing attempt. Do they honestly believe that people are stupid enough to send their account details like this?

Wait ... don't answer that ...

"Google Team Control Unit". Men in Black?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gmail Team <service@gmail.com>
Date: 21 January 2011 10:16
Subject: Your Gmail Account Security Update.
To: ysabelkid@gmail.com


Google Team Control Unit will be upgrading its Email Security.

We are really sorry for any inconvenience this might cause you. Due to the congestion in all Gmail! Account Users, Gmail! will be shutting down all unverified accounts. In order to avoid the deactivation of your account, you will have to confirm your e-mail by filling your Login Info below by clicking the reply button.

User Name: .........................................

Password: ..........................................

Date Of Birth: .....................................

Occupation: ........................................

Country Of Residence: ..............................


Your Safety and Security is our Ultimate Goal.

Please reply to this message. This is a service email related to your use of Gmail! Mail. To learn more about Gmail!'s use of personal information, including the use of web beacons in HTML-based email, please read our Privacy Policy. Google Inc. is located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043.

Gmail! Customer Care
Case number: 8941624
Property: Account Security
Contact date: 01-21-2011

Sincerely,
Copyright © 2011 Google Inc. All Rights Reserved.


4 comments:

  1. I'm afraid there are enough people who are plenty foolish enough to miss these, and the phishers are getting clevererer and clevererer. But yes, ask for any of my passwords in an email, pffffft.

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  2. Hi! thank you for your awesome post on our OBB wedding write-up :)

    i got a phishing email from "absa" this morning about unauthorised online logon attempts and it looked so genuine I *almost* fell for it. from the "encrypted" (in bold) email, to the realistic looking web address and even the TVN they indicated they would ask me for when I logged on... wow!

    these buggers can be incredibly sophisticated

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  3. ps: i just finished watching the only season of Firefly for the fourth time and had a good cry. so sad that it had to end :( i'm using this as an opportunity to learn some Mandarin swear words. yay!

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  4. Ah yes, the phishing attempts are more and more sophisticated - sometimes I think they use the badly-spelled ones to throw people off so that they can deliver the sucker-punch with the well-written, realistic-looking attempts. I've finally started receiving Nedbank mails, after almost a year of everyone else's - and if you click on the links (which I don't advise unless you're on a Linux box or have extra-strength security) the site looks absolutely perfect.

    Hmm, Firefly - I've been inundated with it this week; definitely a sign that I need to rewatch the series and the movie!

    eegee, I'm off to drool over your wedding once more!

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