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Email Worm?

  • 2 June 2020
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A friend of mine is receiving emails say they are from me and it displays my name but the email address next to my name in <> is someone else &, it changes with each new email. The message is always different and the link it tries to get her to click is different accept for the link suffix always ends with .info.

How can we stop this?

Thank you,

Terry


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Hello @Terry O. 

 

It could be a case of Spear Phishing so it’s best to change your email passwords:

The “from” part an email is often be spoofed to make it look like it’s from a known entity or from a domain that looks similar to yours or your trusted partners.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3334617/what-is-spear-phishing-why-targeted-email-attacks-are-so-difficult-to-stop.html

 

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/top-email-security-threats/

 

HTH,

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