Fake Groupon Emails Carry Malware

Here is another alert from Sophos about malware laden emails masquerading as emails from legitimate companies.  This time the bad guys are sending out Groupon “dicount” (sic) codes that really just give your PC a nasty rash of the Trojan horse variety. 

Misspelled words and bad grammar should always be a cause for concern.  Keep your shields up!!  Do not fall for this or other fake emails, and never click on a link in an email without knowing for sure where it is taking you.

You can check the link using the link checker at www.VirusTotal.com, or simply right click on the link, choose Properties from the context menu, and take a look where the link is going.  If it ain’t Groupon (in this case), you got a problem.


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I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com

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