Archive | May 31, 2017

External Scam (5/31/17)

There are some days where it seems like the evil phisher-people are not even trying. This is a straightforward scam in which they are looking to see if you will respond so they know you have an active mail account. Once the response is received, they will really ramp up the spam mail. Delete, and move on. Nothing to see here. There is NO important information waiting on the other end.

 

From:Evil.Hacker [mailto:edbaddude@evilcorp.it]
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:45 PM
Subject: [EXTERNAL]

I’m Ms Betty Alexandre of the International Bank Credit Analyst, I have important information to relate with you, contact me via:easyphish@protonmail.com

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Question Scam (5/31/17)

Emails similar to the one below commonly come across the wire here at VCU. Typically, they are a targeted attack that focuses on researchers or high level educators. This particular email was sent unsolicited and had the attachment (removed). Often, when an attachment is included, it can be previewed through most mail apps. However, there are times when malicious scripts are embedded into the attachment, and they will launch upon download and opening the files.
Please delete and do not respond to these types of emails. If you do not have a working relationship with the sender, they should not be sending you unsolicited emails with their “work.”
From: bokhan victar [mailto:l337spam@yandex.by]
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:33 PM
To: vicniceguy@vcu.edu
Subject: question

Hello. I have an article on philosophy. I’ve already posted it (and get a
code DOI) in German. Now I want to “mark” the position expressed in the
article in English (in Scopus). Subject to my mind a very hot. I’m looking
collaborator for a new (based on current) article. Can you give me some
contact potential partners, which I could show my article?
DOI 10.12851/EESJ201410C06ART04

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