Emergency! Your phone is HACKED!! Email Supposedly from Tech Crunch is Spam

“Emergency! Your phone is HACKED!!” says the subject of the email that appears to come from Tech Crunch. But in reality, this email is spam, with a link that almost certainly goes to malware, so don’t open or click on it!

emergency phone hacked tech crunch spam

The email, even though it appears to come from Tech Crunch (although in our sample the actual return email address is shanestephens@techie.com), contains links to “Dmarketer.org”. Dmarketer.org was registered just a few months ago, and has a home registration address in Australia.

Moreover, the email comes through a site called “accessyourserver.com”, which is registered to “inboxblaster.net” (never a good sign).

And the IP address through which it was sent, 217.174.153.250, is registered to someone in Bulgaria.

Hrmmm….

Here is the full text of the email – if you receive this spam do not, not, NOT click on the links!

From: shanestephens@techie.com Tech Crunch
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:42:37 -0600
Subject: Emergency! Your phone is HACKED!!

It’s true. Your mobile phone can easily be hacked nowadays.

There are bad guys who will hack your phone and still your
private info. But there are good guys who can protect and
secure your phone and even make it Ready to make you $10K
per week.

Don’t wait. Protect your and earn up to $10K this month!
==> http://dmarketer.org/link.php?M=150971&N=19&L=11&F=T

Regards,
Shane Stephens
Chief Technology Consultant

Are you reading this message on your smart phone? Chances
are, your phone is already INFECTED. Clean it now by
purchasing this software:

==> http://dmarketer.org/link.php?M=150971&N=19&L=13&F=T

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Emergency! Your phone is HACKED!! Email Supposedly from Tech Crunch is Spam
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"Emergency! Your phone is HACKED!!" says the subject of the email that appears to come from Tech Crunch. But this email is spam; don't open or click on it!
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2 Replies to “Emergency! Your phone is HACKED!! Email Supposedly from Tech Crunch is Spam”

  1. I hate it when they still my private info.

    In an unrelated thread on G+ I suggested that folks have to get used to reading the header to see where a message really came from. The person posting the article thought that reading the email header was much too complicated for the average person. Thoughts?

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