The Latest in IT Security

Hoax Lottery emails from Mark Zuckerberg

02
May
2012

Scam lotteries have been a frequent issue in the past and they continue to exist following the media trend.
Total Defense Intelligence Service (Research ISI Team) today caught an interesting email pretending to come from Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The email clearly informs of a fake lottery win, getting the user to contact a Mr. Douglas Price as a fiduciary agent who will handle the award.

It is obvious the criminal intent of this email, which prefigures the following traditional scenario:

1. The user contacts the agent
2. The agent asks for money to the victim user saying that to handle the operations for the delivery of the lottery win then a little expense is required from the lottery winner
3. The user sends the requested money
4. Money sent is lost

Recommendations:

• Update and enable your anti-spam solution
• If the junk email is not detected by your Internet provider or your spam system, please never accept this kind of lottery, even if they seem to come from well-known people
• Immediately reject emails coming from unknown sources offering money and wins

Leave a reply


Categories

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
WHITE PAPERS

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...

Featured

Archives

Latest Comments