Since I have this domain, one of the main concerns was to use Google as my mail provider instead of the mail server that was offered by my hosting provider. It’s not that I do not trust them, but the availability of Google’s servers is something more precise than every other average data center can offer and there is that concern that everybody has regarding SPAM. We all agree that SPAM is a vicious thing that deserves hate. And I generally do not like to hate.
Anyways today, on my Yahoo mail account (which I’ve never really used for more than the side of having an instant messaging account associated with) I got an interesting phishing attempt that got into my inbox (Yahoo sucks at caching SPAM). The content of the email is the following:
Subject: Verify this email address Date: Fri, November 20, 2009 7:05:41 PM From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" email@example.com
Account Suspended !
Dear Yahoo Member
Due to the number of incorrect login attempts, your Yahoo Account has been Suspend for
your security. This has been done to secure your accounts and to protect your private
information in case the login attempts where not done by you..
follow this link to Unsuspend Your Account:
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
where of course the link took the user to http://vaigroup.ru/yahoo-account-services/. Now really, can anybody really believe that their account was suspended and that Yahoo would send them that notice to a suspended account (forget about the link’s domain)?
Just for posterity, as from the moment I began to write the post and the moment I’ve reached to this paragraph Mozilla Firefox identifies that specific page as forgery, the phishing attempt’s cloned page looked like this:
Good luck, Yahoo, as you apparently need it!