Phishing attack targets …


microsoft outlook logo
Image by adria.richards via Flickr

Microsoft Outlook users.

Trend Micro is warning about a phishing attempt that targets users of Microsoft Outlook.

The phishing e-mail arrives in Outlook e-mail in-boxes and looks like it comes from Microsoft. It prompts recipients to reconfigure their Outlook by clicking on a link that leads to a Web site that asks for an account name and password, as well as mail server information, according to the TrendLabs Malware Blog.

By getting the mail server information, the phishers would get total access to the Outlook user’s account and be able to read e-mails and use it to spam others, TrendLabs said. (Source: Microsoft Outlook users targeted in phishing attempt)

In other words use caution and don’t click anything without highlighting the link to see where it goes.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]
Advertisements

About brvanlanen

Just a thirty-something guy currently hanging it up in the greater Green Bay area. My post-high school educational background is mainly in the Information Technology field. Specifically I have an A.A.S. in Computer Network Systems and a B.S. in Information Systems Security, both from ITT Technical Institute, in addition to A and MCDST certifications. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and sports. My Christian faith is also important to me as a Missouri-Synod Lutheran and all my children attend a Lutheran grade school. When it comes to political leanings I am a conservative first and foremost which you will discover rather quickly. As for sports I am a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers.

Posted on June 22, 2009, in email, Microsoft, Phishing, Security and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Phishing attack targets ….

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: