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Beware Of E-mail Phishing by Emotivator(m): 9:41pm On Apr 23, 2010
Phishing is an example of social engineering whereby attackers sends their targeted victims mail purporting to come from their mail service provider telling them to re-activate their account or lose it. The unsuspecting e-mail user will innocently supply every detail in a bid not to lose their e-mail but end up lossing it.
These thieves immediately change your account details and hijack your e-mail and commit all sorts of cybercrime with it and in most cases put you into trouble.
attached is a sample of this kind of e-mail.
Cheers everyone!!

Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by Emotivator(m): 9:42pm On Apr 23, 2010
new e-mail accounts are usually their target.
Also, have a close look at the sender's e-mail address.
Be guided.

Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by mrperfect(m): 8:33pm On Jun 04, 2010
Thank you for the information
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by koseepaaro(m): 8:49pm On Jun 04, 2010
Warning taken, thank a lot.
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by jamace(m): 8:41am On Jun 06, 2010
Thanks bros.
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by aieromon(m): 5:05pm On Jun 06, 2010
Nice to drop the information here.
The problem is that we usually like to learn from experience instead of avoiding the pitfall.
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by tomiko1: 9:45am On Jun 07, 2010
You have to look careful at the sender email and all the details written in the email. Some of them look very real and you can't tell the difference at first glance.


There's a test you can take to see if you can spot a fishing e-mail or not and you'd be amazed with the results.

You can do the test here:
http://www.sonicwall.com/phishing/
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by flagot: 8:43am On Jun 11, 2010
Mine is with Gtbank format, they said i should update my information online if not my ATM will be disable, My name,address,telephone number,account number,ATM number,pin number,my username and password, they are all lie, sorry i did not have the mail anymore in my inbox i would have posted it also,
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by Emotivator(m): 3:20am On Jun 12, 2010
There is this new world cup phishing going on now. They will e-mail you telling you that your free e-mail service provider is loaded with traffic because most people are in south africa watching the world cup thereby making the server to be overloaded.

After this, they will go ahead to as you to UPGRADE your account to their new server. A form will be provided to you asking for your login details.

Please DON'T FILL OUT ANY OF THESE FORMS as they are after your password. If you do, be sure never to have access to that account again.

The first thing they will do after hi-jacking your mail is to contact everybody in your contact book asking them to send money as 'you are stranded' in a remote place.

Bewarned.
Cheers!
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by bankruptcy: 4:48am On Jun 12, 2010
I think emotivator is right about the link provided by enipops200,

Toprove this, just highlight the link,right click on it and notice option to copy SHORT CUT.This tells you that it is ashort cut to another site.

Again, clicking on the link will spoof a YAHOOMAIL homepage PLEASE dontsign in as that page is there to stealyour internet identity. Take a look at the URL bar and notice that the original web address is what you will find there.
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by iice(f): 8:49am On Jun 15, 2010
one of my mails has alot of this rubbish angry I don even tire to dey spam the thing
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by Emotivator(m): 3:28pm On Jun 16, 2010
elderly:

This poster is a fraudster promoting social engineering / phishing

He is one of those people behind the GTB/CBN and yahoo scam.

Beware
This poster

Elderly, He is indeed a scam everybody should beware of following links. Hover your mouse on the link and look at the status bar to be sure you are being directed to the right site.
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by elderly: 10:28pm On Jun 16, 2010
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Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by klog(m): 1:59pm On Jun 21, 2010
It is possible for a programmer to send you an email having the header below

From:  Yahoo! Inc. <info@yahoo.com>

I think what we must know is that, Yahoo will never ask for your username and password except you want to login into your account.And when you want to login, make sure the URL in the address bar of your browser is http://www.yahoomail.com/ or http://www.mail.yahoo.com/

Becareful! grin
http://www.paulstudio.net/
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by dipotech: 1:03pm On Jun 23, 2010
Great nairalanders,

We have to be very careful with the guy sending this message and take note of his phone number.
He must be a dangerous guy for all the information given here

Please beware of him (enipops200).

Gentle guy (enipops200), i beg you better use your knowledge for good rather than evil. God bless you

Long live nairaland
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by Emotivator(m): 7:33am On Jun 25, 2010
klog:

It is possible for a programmer to send you an email having the header below

From: Yahoo! Inc. <info@yahoo.com>

I think what we must know is that, Yahoo will never ask for your username and password except you want to login into your account.And when you want to login, make sure the URL in the address bar of your browser is http://www.yahoomail.com/ or http://www.mail.yahoo.com/

Becareful! grin
http://www.paulstudio.net/

klog, thanks for this information. People really need this kind of information to be reasonably safe online.
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by zenus(m): 2:04pm On Jun 28, 2010
klog:

It is possible for a programmer to send you an email having the header below

From:  Yahoo! Inc. <info@yahoo.com>

I think what we must know is that, Yahoo will never ask for your username and password except you want to login into your account.And when you want to login, make sure the URL in the address bar of your browser is http://www.yahoomail.com/ or http://www.mail.yahoo.com/

Becareful! grin
http://www.paulstudio.net/

They use it
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by helpman: 5:56pm On Jun 28, 2010
@enipops200 u ar a fool, nd a big one cuz , u jst learn how to phish nd u think dats all,u think u ar a hacker then shame on you, well i am a hacking bt an ethical hacker, i dnt do dis rubbish u do, by d way evry webhost scans all source code, especially 110mb so ur phisher and ur account shud b blockd by nw, u will need XSS coding to make a perfect phisher, i guess ur stupid tutor didnt tell u dat, u r a noob, nd a noob u remain, entering in a computer wivout paswd , dats is stupid my little sis cn do dat, i'm sure u only knw 4 windows, fool u cnt learn linux , so stop tring to destroy wat u cnt build k, knowledge of hacking is a gift given to few to protect all, so channel ur energy to possitivity,
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by helpman: 5:57pm On Jun 28, 2010
@enipops200 u ar a fool, nd a big one cuz , u jst learn how to phish nd u think dats all,u think u ar a hacker then shame on you, well i am a hacking bt an ethical hacker, i dnt do dis rubbish u do, by d way evry webhost scans all source code, especially 110mb so ur phisher and ur account shud b blockd by nw, u will need XSS coding to make a perfect phisher, i guess ur stupid tutor didnt tell u dat, u r a noob, nd a noob u remain, entering in a computer wivout paswd , dats is stupid my little sis cn do dat, i'm sure u only knw 4 windows, fool u cnt learn linux , so stop tring to destroy wat u cnt build k, knowledge of hacking is a gift given to few to protect all, so channel ur energy to possitivity,
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by Emotivator(m): 10:40pm On Jun 28, 2010
It looks like enipops200's account has been suspended by the host.
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by helpman: 2:54am On Jun 29, 2010
i told u, he just learnt d basics of phishing,
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by yemi2000(m): 3:34am On Jun 29, 2010
Thanks for this information you have given here.
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by igeluma: 12:07pm On Jun 29, 2010
Thanks for your REVELATION on e-mail phising, i could have ran into their hands it is real,new user of e-mail ( newbies)
should beware no reliable website we ask you to reveal your password.

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Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by tomiko1: 12:11am On Jun 30, 2010
i get a lot of these too, this is an example

http://tinypaste.com/af001
Re: Beware Of E-mail Phishing by abes(m): 7:16am On Jun 30, 2010

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