Don’t Click that Link Don’t Even Think About It

If  you have been around on the net for a while you already know this.  But, if you haven’t run across your spam filter is working well.

We get email like this all the time.  The below email is typical of this kind of scam.  What they want you to do is to click on the attachment and download it.  However if you look closely at the icon you will notice that is shows a block in a clamp.  This is the icon for a ZIP file.  This is a compressed file.  Since it is compressed the contents of the ZIP file are not decompressed to be scanned fine and slips past the Virus protection.  This is useful if you are sending certain types of files that the virus scanners tend to block regardless of the nature of the file. (ie.  a patch or batch file)  In this case this is most likely malicious code.  So beware of attached files.

Invoice_Copy_NI.19811.zip

This is a post notification
Post notification No.72166
The company could not deliver your package to your address.Your package has been returned to the Post Express office.The reason of the return is “Error in the delivery address”
Attention!Attached to the letter mailing label contains the details of the package delivery.Please print out the invoice copy attached and collect the package at our office
Thank you,Post Express Service.

Also in light of other security breaches, such as Epsilon.  If you get an email from a company you do business with open another tab and go there directly and do not use the link in the email.  Spammers now have you email address and know which companies you do business with.  So just don’t be careful be paranoid.

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About wmatl

I graduated from Southern Poly in Marietta in 1989 with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering. I worked repairing industrial electronics and control systems for over 15 years. Started a document scanning company with a friend in 2006. With the continuing struggling economy my involvement ended with the closing of the Marietta location in 2013. Now I am back to repairing industrial drives.
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