More holiday scam emails

SANS reports on a holiday-themed scam email showing up in inboxes recently. This one purports to be from a major retailer such as Costco or Walmart, and tries to trick the recipient into clicking a link related to a phony undelivered package.

If you receive such an email, just delete it. If you think the message may be legitimate, don’t click the link; contact the retailer by telephone or go to their official web site and contact them using information provided there.

Two posts on the SANS ISC blog dig into the technical details of this scam.

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Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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