Anatomy of a Scam Email

A little while ago I received warnings on a couple of mailing lists of a new email scam claiming to be from Microsoft. There was some suggestion that this particular scam was well structured and more convincing than most, although everyday experience tells us that phishing emails don’t have to be very convincing at all to get passwords (or whatever) out of some computer users. This is an example of the message that’s going round. It links to a MSI file that you should install “in order to keep your computer and data safe” – I’ve broken up the URL so that … Continue reading Anatomy of a Scam Email