We see lots of phishing attempts for Bank, Credit card, PayPal or other log in details. This is one we don’t often see in UK. Fidelity Investments is a US based bank or institution.
They use email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment.
You can now submit suspicious sites, emails and files via our Submissions system
Remember many email clients, especially on a mobile phone or tablet, only show the Name in the From: and not the bit in <domain.com >. That is why these scams and phishes work so well.
The email looks like:
From: Fidelity Investments <Fidelity.Alerts@fidelity.NuuWzabfLGWD.com>
Date: Fri 10/11/2017 13:57
Subject: Important – Security Notice
• Quick Links: • Alerts Center
• Alerts Delivery Preferences
• Temporarily Stop Alerts
• Contact Us
• Legal Information
Your account has been restricted due to updates in our security features, we were unable to update your account because of certain irregularities . For your protection, online access to your account will remain restricted until we verify your identity.
To re-instate your access, Follow the link below.
Please do not reply to this email. As all correspondence to this email are unanswered.
Fidelity automatically emails certain alerts to customers who have provided an email address. Please click here for the terms which govern these alerts.
This new alerts service will not affect delivery of paper communications you are scheduled to receive.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917537048.3.0© Copyright 2017 FMR LLCAll rights reserved.
If you follow the link in the email http://www.meyvesebze.net/wp-content/plugins/p.php which redirects you to https://www.todentists.ca/Site/styles/RtlCust/IdentifyUser/login.php?cmd=login_submit&id=e992ab62da234424f3975ad9356b4929e992ab62da234424f3975ad9356b4929&session=e992ab62da234424f3975ad9356b4929e992ab62da234424f3975ad9356b4929
you see a webpage looking like this:
After you input your User Name and Password, you get forwarded to a page asking for Social security number, Date of Birth, Email Address and Email Password
Then you get a failure page saying “Due to a technical error, the update system is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please try again later.”
We all get very blasé about phishing and think we know so much that we will never fall for a phishing attempt. Don’t assume that all attempts are obvious. Watch for any site that invites you to enter ANY personal or financial information. It might be an email that says “you have won a prize” or “sign up to this website for discounts, prizes and special offers”
Please read our How to protect yourselves page for simple, sensible advice on how to avoid being infected by this sort of socially engineered malware.
All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email. Whether it is a message saying “look at this picture of me I took last night” and it appears to come from a friend or is more targeted at somebody who regularly is likely to receive PDF attachments or Word .doc attachments or any other common file that you use every day. Or whether it is a straight forward attempt, like this one, to steal your personal, bank, credit card or email and social networking log in details. Be very careful when unzipping them and make sure you have “show known file extensions enabled“, And then look carefully at the unzipped file. If it says .EXE then it is a problem and should not be run or opened.
Email Headers and phishing Site information: the From address in the email does not exist and is totally made up.
|220.127.116.11||oc-129-144-146-33.compute.oraclecloud.com||Redwood City||California||US||AS7160 Oracle Corporation|
Received: from oc-129-144-146-33.compute.oraclecloud.com ([18.104.22.168]:59103 helo=WIN-AVQEIFG4SLU)
by knight.knighthosting.co.uk with esmtp (Exim 4.89)
for firstname.lastname@example.org; Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:12:53 +0000
Received: from WIN-AVQEIFG4SLU.compute-a454808.oraclecloud.internal ([127.0.0.1]) by WIN-AVQEIFG4SLU with Microsoft SMTPSVC(8.5.9600.16384);
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:57:01 +0000
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=”===============0563090819==”
Subject: Important – Security Notice
From: “Fidelity Investments” <Fidelity.Alerts@fidelity.NuuWzabfLGWD.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:57:01 +0000
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 10 Nov 2017 13:57:01.0646 (UTC) FILETIME=[C86B86E0:01D35A2B]
www.meyvesebze.net 22.214.171.124 ( compromised or hacked website)
www.todentists.ca 126.96.36.199 ( Another compromised or hacked website)