This weekend we seem to have a break from the malware attachments and are getting flooded with spoof emails telling us that our eBay access has been temporarily suspended and to open the attached zip file to fill in the form to get it restored.
This is a total spoof and designed to steal your log in details. Just delete the email with the zip and don’t ever try to fill in forms sent this way
The second bunch of emails are attempts to steal your Facebook log in details
We always tell you to hover over the links in an email and see where the links are going to. In this case you can see that the links are going to a fake Facebook page but the links at first glance could very easily be mistaken for a proper link
When you look at the link you need to look for the last part of the domain name that is immediately before the / NOT at the start which looks like it is the genuine Facebook. I have highlighted the fake domain part in the image above so it is easier for you to see.
Luckily enough these are blocked in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox if you have not turned off the Enable phishing and malware protection in Chrome, the Block reported web forgeries or block reported attack sites in Firefox or Smart filter in Internet Explorer
Always have those settings enabled and don’t turn them off. That is your simplest method of protection against phishing after using common sense.
If you want to be a “good” person, then scroll down to the bottom of this page and you will find links where you can submit any phishing emails that you get and help to protect everybody.