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19
Mar

Eircom Email Phishing ScamWe had two cases today of customers with a phishing email purported to be from Eircom. The exact text of the email is shown below. However the summary is that it claims that Eircom customers will have their account deleted in three days if they don’t reply with their account details including password. I expect there will be many compromised accounts as a result.

Needless to say, this email is a hoax. If you receive this email, do not respond to it. To quote Eircom “eircom will NEVER send an unsolicited e-mail asking for your password or any of your account details. If you receive an e-mail asking for any of your account details, please DO NOT ENTER ANY DETAILS and delete it immediately”.

For people who have an eircom phone line, Eircom offer a spam filtering service called Eircom Email Protector which is a spam filtering service for which they charge €1.99 per month. This is charged monthly to your phone bill and spots and removes most of your spam before it hits your account. I’ve used this in the past and can testify to it’s effectiveness.

The text of the phishing email follows.

Subject: Attention Webmail Account Owner,Upgrade Your Account Now

—– “Eircom Support Team” wrote:

> Attn: Webmail Account Owner

>

> This message is from web mail admin messaging center to all web mail

> account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail

> account center.

>

> We are canceling unused web mail email account to create more space

> for new accounts.To prevent your account from closing you will have to

> update it below to know it’s status as a currently used account.

>

> CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY BELOW

> Email Username :  …………………………..

> Email Password :  ……………………………

> Date of Birth : ……………………………..

> Coutry of Territory:………………………….

> Warning!!! Any account owner that refuses to update his/her account

> within Three days of this update notification will loose his/her

> account permanently.

>

> Thank you for using web mail

> Support Team

> Warning Code :ID67565434

> Contact email:webaccount

>

>

> —————————————————————–

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Category : Scam

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