A new phishing email is circulating that claims to be an update for your email settings. It includes an attachment that you are supposed to run to update the new settings or a link to a website with the new settings. DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT OR VISIT THE WEBSITE. The email may seem to be authentic, particularly because it will make use of your email and domain. Don’t be fooled.
The attachment and website both contain a Trojan Virus that will log your keystrokes and would make your banking/ credit card info vulnerable.
Known subject lines include (there may be other variations as well):
A new settings for the email@example.com mailbox has just been released
For the owner of the firstname.lastname@example.org mailbox
The settings for the email@example.com mailbox were changed
Note the “firstname.lastname@example.org” would actually be replaced with your real email address.
Always use caution when opening attachments if you are unsure of the validity of an email contact the sender, your IT Department, web host or even web designer to verify the emails contents. Also be sure your Anti-Virus software is up to date and scheduled to perform regular scans of your computer. (AVG is a great free anti-virus program).
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