#Infosec Virus Delivery via Email

I’ve been getting a lot of these emails lately. If you receive an email with an attachment and you did not expect it, or in this case if you did expect it. Take a closer look. This Christmas season, a lot of packages were sent out Fedex, so I’m guessing these spammers wanted to take advantage of that. The bottom line, just delete the email.

This email has several problems.  Any one of these three signs would make me delete the email.

1) The from email address does not match the from name.

2) The signature line is just not right for something coming from Fedex.

3) It has a zip attachment. DO NOT OPEN THE ZIP FILE.

spam

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Robert Lockard is a professional Oracle Designer, Developer and DBA working in the world of financial intelligence. In 1987 his boss called him into his office and told him that he is now their Oracle Wizard then handed him a stack of Oracle tapes and told him to load it on the VAX. Sense then, Robert has worked exclusively as an Oracle database designer, developer and Database Administrator. Robert enjoys flying vintage aircraft, racing sailboats, photography, and technical diving. Robert owns and fly’s the “Spirit of Baltimore Hon” a restored 1948 Ryan Navion and lives in Glen Burnie Maryland on Marley Creek

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