December 21, 2011
PHISHING Attack Targeting Amazon Customers
PHISHING Attack Targeting Amazon Customers.
DATE & SEQUENCE
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 | Alert2011-7
AFFECTED PERSONS AND PLATFORMS
- Email users
College Community there is a current PHISHING attack that is targeting Amazon customers via email. The Phishing email states that an Amazon purchase was shipped and the phishing email provides links; Track your package ,Your Orders , Amazon.com , Customer Service , Order # 566-8267150-1801055. Do not click on them, ALL the links are malicious and will lead you to a virus site.
An example of the Phishing email that was sent to students, faculty, and staff is shown below. If you have received this email just delete it. If you are unsure of the legitimacy of the email, contact Amazon, but do not use any of the contact information in the phishing email. Contact information is provided in the “Learn More” section of this alert.
From: J Conrad [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 8:44 AM
To: CrCr; K, O, S; K, E; S, C; M, C; M, N
Subject: Your Amazon.com order of “Wacom Bamboo Create Pen Tablet (FQ9P50)” has shipped!
Order # 566-8267150-1801055
Your estimated delivery date is:
Tuesday, December 22, 2011
Track your package Thank you for shopping with us. We thought you’d like to know that we shipped this portion of your order separately to give you quicker service. You won’t be charged any extra shipping fees, and the remainder of your order will follow as soon as those items become available. If you need to return an item from this shipment or manage other orders, please visit Your Orders on Amazon.com.
Wacom Bamboo Create Pen Tablet (FQ9P50) $119.95
Item Subtotal: $119.95
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Total Before Tax: $119.95
Shipment Total: $119.95
Paid by Visa: $119.95
You have only been charged for the items sent in this shipment. Per our policy, you only pay for items when we ship them to you.
Returns are easy. Visit our .
If you need further assistance with your order, please visit Customer Service.
We hope to see you again soon!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
- Install updated anti-virus. Visit go.cofc.edu/antivirus
- Do not click on suspicious files or attachments
- Contact the Helpdesk 953-3375 with any questions.
Never Share or Give Someone Your PASSWORD | Ken Beasley, Information Security Officer