Catch of the Day: FBI Phish
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.
You can send phishing samples to me at email@example.com.
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.
The FBI has recently issued an advisory about the increasing threat of callback phishing, a sophisticated cyberattack tactic. Unlike traditional phishing, callback phishing doesn’t include a malicious link in the email. Instead, it features a prominent phone number, urging the recipient to call for an urgent matter.
The email typically contains a convincing phishing message, like a fraudulent charge, designed to alarm the user into calling the number provided. More…