“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!
The email, even though it appears to come from Tech Crunch (although in our sample the actual return email address is email@example.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).
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And the IP address through which it was sent, 18.104.22.168, is registered to someone in Bulgaria.
Here is the full text of the email – if you receive this spam do not, not, NOT click on the links!
From: firstname.lastname@example.org Tech Crunch
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:42:37 -0600
Subject: Emergency! Your phone is HACKED!!
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