You visit illegal websites email scam
The spambastards are at it again! (I know they never stop, but I write so many of these, I’m running out of things to open with!). An email arrived this morning, purporting to be from the FBI, telling me I visit illegal websites. Other than the fact that the supposed FBI email was addressed to Sir/madam, I don’t visit illegal websites and the FBI has no jurisdiction in the UK, it was the weakest piece of phishing / malware spam that I’ve seen in a long time.
These morons have no imagination, but despite the fact that that they have knocked-up this malware /phishing email in 5 minutes, there will be hundreds of people, all over the world, that open the zip file and either given them personal information, or down a piece of malware into their machine. If you receive the FBI email, “You visit illegal websites”, bin it straight away, don’t open anything and if you are gullible enough to open the document, don’t fill it in and hope you got a phishing version, rather than the worm version!
The email details:
Subject: You visit illegal websites
From: FBI [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Attachment: Document.zip (7kb)
Sir/Madam, we have logged your IP-address on more than 40 illegal Websites. Important: Please answer our questions! The list of questions are attached.
If you get a variation of the above. please take the two minutes to send us a comment with the variation details, but don’t be tempted to click on the attachment, Have a mighty fine day