I was checking my email, before shutting down for the night, as I usually do. I got an email titled as follows, with an attachment.
Subject: [Bulk] Facebook Password Reset Confirmation! Support Message.
I must have been a cat in a past life or something because I curiousity got the better of me and decided to see what the message said. Wouldn't even consider opening the attachment being 99.9999% repeating sure it contains some form of malware.
Well, this is what the message read.
Because of the measures taken to provide safety to our clients, your password has been changed.
You can find your new password in attached document.
Then, upon closer examination of said email, noticed in the To: field for the message, it wasn't even addressed to my email as is always the case with [ BULK] email. But the person it was addressed to had a similar address. Instead of email@example.com it was addressed firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do people really fall for these things? I'm sure they do or people these sorts of things wouldn't even be sent out.
This isn't the first time something like this has happened. I've gotten emails supposedly from UPS about failed deleveries, with attachments, that I would get two or three times a week for several weeks and eventually my ISP started reporting them containing some form of virus that was removed at the server.
Have any of you gotten things like this before?? Have you heard what things like this have done to people's computers in the past?
I'm half tempted to build up a test computer to see what the attachment would do to it.
Probably goes with PT Barnum's "There's a sucker born every minute." Especially in the day and age where probably at least 90% of computer owner's shouldn't even have one.