June 06, 2012Craigslist Malware Lure
The message claims to originate from craigslist.org...but it doesn't really. It's just another variation of the malware lure that's intended to raise your adrenalin level to the point of automatic clicking on the link. Here's the message (Subject: line details vary with each message):
From: craiglist - automated message, do not reply <email@example.com>
Subject: POST/EDIT/DELETE : "Great poker action" (antiques)
IMPORTANT - FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE YOUR REQUEST !!!
FOLLOW THE WEB ADDRESS BELOW TO:
- PUBLISH YOUR AD
- EDIT (OR CONFIRM AN EDIT TO) YOUR AD
- VERIFY YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
- DELETE YOUR AD
If not clickable, please copy and paste the address to your browser:
PLEASE KEEP THIS EMAIL - you may need it to manage your posting!
Your posting will expire off the site 7 days after it was created.
Thanks for using craigslist!
Always verify the actual link addresses (roll your mouse pointer atop the link, or, for touch screens, touch and hold on the link) of any unusual or unexpected email message.Posted on June 06, 2012 at 01:00 PM