Two “interesting” bits of spam arrived today. One offered me, and I quote: “This message was captured by our Spam Agents on its way to your mail box. If you didn’t request this information, please reply to this email with the word Spam Report in the subject. SpamOfficer will then take actions to protect “you” from this sender.” I love those speechmarks around “you”. Does the irony in this escape the senders?
The other was infintely nastier and I can see some gullible people getting caught. I needed to examine the HTML to see what was up. This purported to come from something like “custommer support” at Bank of America. The email displayed a Bank of America logo and other graphics pulled from the BoA site. Went on to say: “Our new security system will help you to avoid frequently fraud transactions and to keep your deposited funds in safety. Due to technical update we recommend you to reactivate your account.” Then it offered a link, supposedly to a secure server at BoA but actually incorporating a redirect to another IP address. I presume at that address they capture the login and password. Nasty!