Who are you phishing with? #staysafeonline

phishing attempt

According to wikipedia phishing is defined as:

Phishing (/ˈfiSHiNG/) is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication

Today i had an interesting email, it purported to be a comment waiting to be approved on this blog. I was about to click and approve when I saw the link.

 

The content at first glance looks ok, but spend just 2 seconds more and its clear its a fraudulent email:

Of course the “Sing in” however is a bit of a clue things are not quite right.

screenshot-pishingattempt

I’m intrigued, they take the time to make 99% look “right” and then have something like this, is this a defence in the event they are caught?

 

Always go to sites from your browser.. never from emails

 

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About Mike Morrison

Mike Morrison is a consultant and change agent specialising in developing skills in senior people to increase organizational performance.
Mike is also founder & director of RapidBI, an organizational effectiveness consultancy.

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