With plenty of blogs out there, opportunities to earn online seems to be endless. And that makes some popular websites like Nuffnang.com to be vulnerable for phishing and hacking attacks. Nuffnang is a blog advertising community that shows daily ads in not less than 260,000 blogs. With lots of bloggers signing up everyday, the number of blogs in the blog database continue to increase. This leads to exploitation of contact details and right now, spam emails have been sent out to some Nuffnang bloggers.
The fake email reads:
Since it is talking about the new banner or ad codes, it is actually encouraging the email recipients to click on the links and view the codes for their blogs. But upon clicking the Nuffnang link on the email, it redirects to Nuffnung.com (Nuffnang VS Nuffnung):
IT experts are working on this issue to completely stop the phishing attack and block nuffnung.com.
To further help Nuffnang, you can also do the following:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and go to http://nuffnung.com
2. Click the “Help” Menu then click “Report Web Forgery” and fill in the form. Say something like “This site is a fake of http://nuffnang.com.ph and tries to harvest user passwords.”
3. Open Internet Explorer browser and go to http://nuffnung.com
4. On the “Safety” drop-down menue, click “Smartscreen Filter” then click “Report Unsafe Website”.
5. Go to http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/?tpl=googlechrome&url= in any browser and report http://nuffnung.com
Annoyed by phishing emails? Just ignore their messages and delete them completely from your email accounts. And if they happen to get passed through your inbox, tag them as SPAM for a more accurate filtering.
Another phishing email targeting online bankers! This time, it’s the RCBC clients.
How to detect phishing emails? First, if you’re not affiliated with the sender or don’t have an account with the company they represent, then chances are, it’s 100% SPAM. Common characteristics of phishing emails are generic (not personalized) greetings or incorrect title (e.g. Mr/Ms/Dr). And most of all, when you hover your mouse on the hyperlink or given link, you will see that it is pointing to a different URL. Take a look at this RCBC phishing email:
Highlighted are the link appearing in the email and the actual URL where it will redirect the users.
Most spam emails encourage the users to click on the link for information request or account update. Be very careful when clicking links!
With the convenience of online banking, there comes a risk. Phishing emails have been sent out to inform recipients that BPI online banking has upgraded while highlighting the new facility features. There’s an embedded link to a fake BPI Express Online.
Never click links on spam emails. Common characteristics are generic opening of the email and user information request.