I just received a spam e-mail in Portuguese stating that my mailbox
had exceeded its maximum storage.
Translation: Attention! Your email box
has exceeded the 20Gb storage limit set by the Administrator. At
this moment you are using 20,9Gb and canít send or receive new
messages unless you revalidate your email inbox.
Please click on or copy the link below to revalidate and to
You have to access your email box via the link below to update
and revalidate your email inbox.
Itís classic phishing, abusing Free online forms. If you click, you
will see the next set of messages:
(This Captcha warning message is not in
Portuguese anymore but in French)
Why do such simple attacks still work?
Well, in Latin America, in
the good sense of this word, people are very naÔve. Itís clear that
attacks do not need to be complex to be effective. Simple tricks
used 10-15 years ago are still functioning for cybercriminals. And
as you can see, there is no need to clone an original Web site, so
any rookie cybercriminal is able to use such methods to steal usersí
I already reported the form as fraudulent and hope it will be taken