Can you Spot the Malicious Emails/s?!
After reading through our Cryptolocker and Ransomware blog series and learning how to identify a malicious email, it’s time to put your new virus sleuthing skills to the test.
Read through the list of email subject lines and from names below. Which email/s are scams, and which are safe? Please feel free to comment below. We will post the answers in our next blog post.
Note: These are all real emails we have either seen, received, or that have gotten stuck in our firewall – we did not make them up.
Warning: This is more difficult than you think!
“How are things?” – from Barrey jewall
“OUR REF: FGN/SNT/ST011/013” – from IN CANADA
“UPS parcel notification” – from UPS Inc.
“Merchant Statement” – Citibank
“You’ve Been Selected! Mystery Shopper Job Offer !” – from CNOOC e-Recruit
“Your order #NR4471 has been completed” – from American Airlines
“Important Alert” – from ACH Payment
“Notification From the Desk of Zaid Ibrahim & Co. Chambers” – from Zaid Ibrahim
“Transfer Report” – from NACHA
“Track your parcel” – from FedEx Information
“USPS Shipment Status NO#3355” – from FedEx Information
“Your friend Masama” – from Barrey jewall
“USPS Invoice copy NO#34253538” – USA Postal Service
“eFax message from “4082459385”. 1 page(s). Caller-ID: 408-245-9385″ – eFax
“Courier Postal Service returned the parcel to the office” – Postal Service
“United Parcel Service notification” – United Parcel Service
“Post Express Office. Error in delivery address. NR22185” – from “Post Express Notification” m
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Check out the other articles in our Cryptolocker and Ransomware blog series to get more information about protecting yourself: