Here's a phishing scam. Don't click it.



  •  So I mentioned in a few of my recent posts, I've been recently hired by the government and OMG it's full of WTFs.

    I've been delaying writing nice and proper stories but this one hapenned RIGHT NOW and it's actually quite short (but hugely WTF-y, nonetheless).

    Just received on my corporate inbox the following message:

    From:Bob [head of support]

    To: The entirety of all the different IT (sub)departments of this university

    Suject:Fwd: Hey Bob, please warn the folks about this scam.

    Contents: nicely centered image that looks quite real if you don't look twice. With a nicely aligned logo and the required: "warning" icon, "immediate attention required" text and even a "click here" button on the bottom of the image. With an active link, of course. To some polish website.

    All the replies and forwards are being made with the link intact.

    OH, did I mention I'm working on the Information Security department?

    Sigh.



  • Well, I hope you didn't click it!



  • Can you block the link's domain for everybody?

    From experience I can say that it's much simpler than telling people not to click on stuff. Because if you tell them to not click on something, they WILL try and click on it .Usually guys thinking that maybe there might be porn or warez of their interest on said links, even if you personally tell them it's just some sort of scam.

    That may sound a little dictatorial, but remember, the morons are still free to screw their systems over at home or somewhere else.



  • @Renan said:

    Can you block the link's domain for everybody?

    Because if you tell them to not click on something, they WILL try and click on it

     

    Block the link and set up a redirect that shows them a "Har Har You're a MORON for clicking that link!" page.

    Add a counter for more fun and profit.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Cassidy said:

    @Renan said:

    Can you block the link's domain for everybody?

    Because if you tell them to not click on something, they WILL try and click on it

     

    Block the link and set up a redirect that shows them a "Har Har You're a MORON for clicking that link!" page.

    Add a counter for more fun and profit.

    +1. Very evil.



  • @Cassidy said:

    @Renan said:

    Can you block the link's domain for everybody?

    Because if you tell them to not click on something, they WILL try and click on it

     

    Block the link and set up a redirect that shows them a "Har Har You're a MORON for clicking that link!" page.

    Add a counter pass through authentication grabbing their username, then initiate disciplinary proceedings for failing to adhere to the Information Security Policy for more fun and profit.

    FTFY


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