Would this slip by? - The Phishing Hall of Infamy - Day 1
24 Jul 2017
Welcome to Day 1 of the Phishing Hall of Fame!
We’ve all had a phishing email or 10, and we all have a story about “that email” that was so obvious, so hilarious, even so obnoxious, that it’s worth remembering and sharing. Well, now the time has come to retrieve those emails for the education and, we hope, the entertainment of others!
Each day this week, we’ll have a challenge for you all focused on those emails we all keep an eye out for, whether they’re unbelievably transparent or incredibly convincing.
Today’s challenge involves a phishing email of our very own (below), can you spot the hidden hints that give it away as a fake? There’s more than you might think, so take a careful look. On top of that, there’s a second challenge today: let us know the funniest phishing email you’ve ever received, be careful not to give away any personal details, but we’re challenging you to make us laugh with your examples of criminal incompetence.
Here’s the phishing email:
“Dears [email protected],
We’ve detected some suspicios activity on your account involving sums in excesses of $5000.
Please click on the link below to log in to your account and reset your password
Yourbank Online Executive Managing Partner”
After you’ve completed today’s challenge, remember to head over to https://www.AXELOS.com/Phishing-HOI to complete today’s quiz presented by RESILIA® Frontline on the right hand side of the page.
Finally, just for fun, here’s the worst dubious email I’ve ever received:
“hello, compliment of the day to you. My name is Miss morgan, I came across your profile on facebook and it really impressed me a lots, I took interest on it . if you don’t mind I will like to know you much better. Get back to me as soon as you read my mail, for further communication, GOD bless you, while I wait for your reply, take care. Best regard Miss morgan.”
Remember if you want to post your responses to our phishing email, try not to read any other responses beforehand!