Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day:  Phishing Test

Chef’s Special: Fax Phish

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, or from clients, or reliable sources on the Internet.

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

Phishing Test

As an employee of a cybersecurity training company, I guess I have to expect to be phished by my own employer periodically.  Here’s one I got this week.  Want to run phishing tests against your own staff?  Contact Infosec,  This is only a test….

Fax Phish

This is a simple credential stealing operation.  The link resolves to and is redirected to[truncated].  VirusTotal reported the original link as phishing, but nothing on the second link.

Here is the landing page.  An credential harvesting page.

iPhone 12 scam pretends to be Apple “chatbot” – don’t fall for it!

If you got someone else’s “free offer” in what looked like a misdirected message, would you take a peek?  Be sure to see the article on Sophos for the entire exploit description.





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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