Friday Phish Fry

Catch of the Day:  Geek Squad Phish
Chef’s Special:  AI Phish
Also serving:

Examples of clever phish that made it past my anti-spam nets and into my inbox. Some are contributed by clients or readers like you, and other reliable sources on the Internet.

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My intention is to provide a warning and show current examples of phishing scams, related articles, and education about how these scams and exploits work, and how to detect them in your inbox. If the pictures are too small or extend off the page, double clicking the image will display them in a photo viewer app.

Geek Squad Phish

This is a pretty simple exploit that uses a fake invoice as a text file attachment coupled with the customer service desk at a toll free number.  This was mass mailed to 470 potential victims, so if you are looking for a mailing list for your own cybercrime exploit, it would be easy to scrape from this email

The email

The attached text file

This letter is a complete fiction, but many people will call the support number to “cancel” this service.

Yet Another Geek Squad Phish

And here is a variation on an earlier theme.  Microsoft flagged the attachment as a Trojan on VirusTotal.

Here’s the fake  invoice with the Customer Support number in red.



Generative AI Can Wrie Phishing Emails, But Humans Are Better At It, IBM X-Force Finds

Hacker Stephanie “Snow” Carruthers and her team found phishing emails written by security researchers saw a 3% better click rate than phishing emails written by ChatGPT.



About the Author:

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

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