An email pretending to come from <email@example.com> with a subject of One New Message Received
This one only wants your Orange mobile phone number and account password. Many of them are also designed to specifically steal your bank details, credit card, email, facebook and other social network log in details. I am not sure what they think they can do with your Orange log in details but I assume that Orange ( part of EE ) will either have private and financial information clearly displayed on your account screen or some method to allow the phisher to download “paid for” apps and music etc. via your account.
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.
The original email looks like this,
The link behind the VIEW YOUR MESSAGE goes to http://www.stroysmeta.kz/includes/hk.htm which bounces on to https://www.domesticremittance.com/fonts/orange/orange.html where if you do put in any details, you are immediately sent to the genuine EE home page
If you open the attached html file you see a webpage looking like:
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.