Don’t get hooked by a phish (sciencetext)

07/07/2011 00:00

July 6th, 2011 by David Bradley

"We’ve all had them, emails supposedly from our bank, or an alert from PayPal, perhaps a purported update from Amazon, they sometimes look seriously suspicious, other times you might not be so sure. The grammar and spelling are rarely perfect, they address you as “Dear Subscriber” rather than by name and the worst of all are those that claim to have been sent from your own email address and yet ask you to login to confirm your details, username, password, social security number etc. If you ever clicked one of the dodgy links in these emails then you may have been phished – hook, line and virtual sinker!"