To: Everything 2 User
Subject: Server move problems
We've had a little trouble migrating the user accounts to the new server... okay, we LOST the password table.
If you could take a few seconds to click on the link below, input your E2 noder name and password, we'll load it up and you'll be back to noding in no time.
Quite convincing, isn't it? Apparent Server Move Rockiness
issue, what looks like a legitimate E2 URL and Them Bones is the sender. THEM
Bones??? Had it not been for that tiny oversight, I'd 0WNZ0R
your nodes right now.
Phishing is the act of forging a legitimate email (via spamming) and exploiting URL obfuscation to coax an unsuspecting user to reveal sensitive information. This is usually done to phish for credit card information or online banking account information.
Updates: Servo5678 says the latest IE patch removes user:firstname.lastname@example.org functionality in order to end crap like this. Unfortunately, there are still lots of unpatched browsers out there....
Source: The citibank phishing email I just deleted from my inbox ...