Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day:  Fake Forex Phish

Chef’s Special:  Phishing Simulations

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

I would be delighted to accept suspicious phishing examples from you.  Please forward your email to

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.

Facebook “copyright violation” tries to get past 2FA

Don’t believe fake copywrite violations emails, like the one below.

Unfortunately, the link redirects to an actual Facebook page set up for this exploit.

Fake Forex Phish

This one is interesting because they use a digital certificate and an https “secure” website to make this exploit look more authentic.  But the certificate information does not provide any information about the certificate holder.  There should be a lot more information provided to prove the authenicity of this certificate.  I have provided the email, landing page, and certificate information for your review, below.

Phone scamming – friends don’t let friends get vished!

You probably back yourself not to be flattered or scared by a voice scammer – but what about vulnerable friends or relatives?

Phishing Simulations from Infosec

Here are a couple more simulated phish from my employer.  If you want to set something like this up for your employees, let me know.



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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