PDF, XLS spam and Phishing

Virus Bulletin is reporting a sharp increase in spam containing attachments, this time it is sent as an excel spreadsheets being sent to users. This following the trends of sending Images and PDF files in spam messages pushing stocks with false promises to provide big returns on a small investment.

Also an increase in IM spam attempting to Phish your MSN user list has begin circulating; beware of messages with text like this and asking for your IM Login and password.

Check out this web http:// messenger-scan .redirectme .net it tells you who deleted or blocked you from their MSN

Spaces added for protection

Remember never give out your user name and password to anyone.

Author: Matt V - @emailkarma

Matthew Vernhout is a digital messaging industry veteran and Certified International Privacy Professional (Canada) (CIPP/C) with nearly two decades of experience in email marketing. Matthew is 250ok’s Director of Privacy, and he is currently the Vice Chair of the eec, after serving for several years as the Chair of their Advocacy Subcommittee. Matthew was recognized as the 2019 eec thought-leader of the year.

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