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    UPS hacked

    I just got a e-mail about a package being sent to me with a attachment from what appeared to be UPS. After a little more digging this was not the case. The messages are from someone with a @ups.com e-mail address.

    Be warned and be careful don't open any attachments.



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    Re: UPS hacked

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I just got a e-mail about a package being sent to me with a attachment from what appeared to be UPS. After a little more digging this was not the case. The messages are from someone with a @ups.com e-mail address.

    Be warned and be careful don't open any attachments.
    That doesn't necessarily mean UPS has been hacked. Sounds like a phishing scam.


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    Re: UPS hacked

    Here you go. This one has been around for a while.

    snopes.com: Package Delivery Virus


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    Re: UPS hacked

    I am pretty sure they would have to be hacked in some fashion for the person to have a @ups.com e-mail address. Usually phishing scams have e-mails that look close to being real. Not that are actually real.



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    Re: UPS hacked

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Here you go. This one has been around for a while.

    snopes.com: Package Delivery Virus
    This is slightly different the message says a package was sent to your address and the attachment is supposed to have the tracking information inside of it.



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    Re: UPS hacked

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I am pretty sure they would have to be hacked in some fashion for the person to have a @ups.com e-mail address. Usually phishing scams have e-mails that look close to being real. Not that are actually real.
    It's called spoofing, and it happens.


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    Re: UPS hacked

    Yep, the yahoos around here get those all of the time.



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    Re: UPS hacked

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    This is slightly different the message says a package was sent to your address and the attachment is supposed to have the tracking information inside of it.
    Click the attachment and see what happens??

    So how does UPS have your email address to tell you there's a package sent to your postal address??



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    Re: UPS hacked

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I am pretty sure they would have to be hacked in some fashion for the person to have a @ups.com e-mail address. Usually phishing scams have e-mails that look close to being real. Not that are actually real.
    As MrJanny and Bos said, it's exceptionally easy to spoof the "from" address in an e-mail.

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    Re: UPS hacked

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I am pretty sure they would have to be hacked in some fashion for the person to have a @ups.com e-mail address. Usually phishing scams have e-mails that look close to being real. Not that are actually real.
    I got an e-mail from my boss about a year ago asking if I wanted to increase the size of my *****. Same EXACT e-mail address listed.



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    Re: UPS hacked

    The way I stopped spoofers from using our domain to mess with our users was to use account verification in postini. Havent had a problem since with that crap. But postini isnt for everyone naturally.



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    Re: UPS hacked

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    I got an e-mail from my boss about a year ago asking if I wanted to increase the size of my *****. Same EXACT e-mail address listed.
    His account could have been hacked. It happened to my gmail account over the summer by some ******** in Nigeria. They sent an e-mail to all my contacts saying that my family and I were stranded in Europe and needed money. Google is awesome though and I was able to recover my account in less then 20 minutes.


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    Re: UPS hacked

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I am pretty sure they would have to be hacked in some fashion for the person to have a @ups.com e-mail address. Usually phishing scams have e-mails that look close to being real. Not that are actually real.
    With minimal email knowledge you can send email to anyone from anyone. The only way you really know it's from who it says it's from is if they sign the email with cert. That's why a lot of banks or credit card companies send the last 4 of your card or some kind of info to let you know it's really them. Either way I don't click links from emails to anything to import. I go to my browser and go to the bank site myself.

    Google is starting to use DKIM which makes sure the sending server is really your server. So in that case someone would at least need to get access to your server to send as you. But not many other systems support DKIM so it's kind of whatever right now.



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    Re: UPS hacked

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    The way I stopped spoofers from using our domain to mess with our users was to use account verification in postini. Havent had a problem since with that crap. But postini isnt for everyone naturally.
    I did the same thing with Postini and it works great.



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    Re: UPS hacked

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    As MrJanny and Bos said, it's exceptionally easy to spoof the "from" address in an e-mail.

    How To Spoof Email - Antionline Forums - Maximum Security for a Connected World
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