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[*] Post 460741 posted on 26-7-2012 at 04:49 Reply With Quote
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Late last night I received an email - allegedly from Amazon - saying there was a problem with my account. As I had placed an order with Amazon a few moments earlier - yes - I did it - I clicked on the link, my only excuse is that it was very late and I was tired.

Realising it was a 'phishing' attack - I immediately:-

Forwarded a copy to the fraud line.
Deleted it from my PC.
Ran Virus and Malware checks.
Did a system restore to Monday.

What exactly do these phishing attacks do to the PC ?
What else (apart from not touching it ) should I have done ?

The system seems OK at the moment - but what signs of trouble should I look for ?

Is it safe to access my bank account ?
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[*] Post 460742 posted on 26-7-2012 at 07:16 Reply With Quote


I think they just get you to log on and nick your information. I think you acted quite sensibly and safely and have nothing to worry about except over work.
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[*] Post 460746 posted on 26-7-2012 at 07:22 Reply With Quote


LOL! Thanks LJ - in future I will make certain that I engage brain before using fingers !
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