WordPress.com Activate Phishing Scam
Yet another new phishing email, this time proporting to be a Wordpress.com activation email.
The Subject of the Wordpress.com phishing email is along the lines of: [WordPress.com] Activate http://(youremail).wordpress.com/. Mine was reports.wordpress.com.
The email is spoofed to appear to come from email@example.com , but that may be different in the email that you receive.
The WordPress.com Activate phishing email reads:
Thank you for signing up with WordPress.com.
You are one step away from blogging at reports.wordpress.com.
Please click this link to activate your blog:
If you did not recently register for WordPress (or if you registered with a different e-mail address),
click the following link to cancel the confirmation:
–The WordPress.com Team
All of the links, in fact, go to http://www.chipsnchils.com/wordpress.html and when you reach the page, you are met with a Jsand 1.02.02 virus. I don’t know specifically what Jsand 1.02.02 is or does, but you can bet your bottom dollar that it’s malware and it’s either not good for your computer or your pocket. Don’t be tempted to click on the link - it takes you to chipsnchils.com, not Wordpress.com, so simply delete the email and forget about it.
If you receive an alternative version of the Wordpress.com Activate scam email, let us know any differences in email addresses, wording or the URL of the malware website, if it’s different from the chipsnchils.com address above by leaving a comment. The more info we receive in comments, the more terms that the article will appear for and the more people we can prevent from clicking links!