I had a recent struggle with malicious attack on my blog that some of you know of and hopefully, when my load is just a little less in the next week or so, I will share the few steps that I followed and the mind-numbing number of emails between myself, google and WordPress before the situation was resolved.
However, I just received a so called email message above from Gmail and my sixth sense simply told me to verify the source, so my verification from WordPress engineers -see discussion thread below – confirms that it’s a phishing mail to harvest your details
|acquelineobyikocha||Hello good morning, this is an emergency please|
|Mahangu||Hi there! What can I help you with?|
|jacquelineobyikocha||I just got a funny email alert telling me this|
|jacquelineobyikocha||Hello, We noticed the last document you downloaded, contains a Trojan Virus please follow the link https://formcrafts.com/a/19603 to enable us delete it from your E-MAIL Now. For your safety, We also recommend you format your computer/ Device to further remove any Threat of the virus. Kindest Regards, Gmail! Security Services team|
|Mahangu||Right. You didn’t click that link, did you?|
|jacquelineobyikocha||I believe I did and it wanted me to enter my details and I didn’t|
|Mahangu||Good thinking! That is a “phishing” email, and you can safely ignore it.|
|Mahangu||Gmail, or WordPress.com, or any trustworthy source will never send you a form to enter your account info.|
|Mahangu||They already have it, right? 🙂|
|jacquelineobyikocha||Wow! Can you beat that!|
|jacquelineobyikocha||Good to know. Thank you very much. I will educate some of my readers.|
|Mahangu||If you think you may have even half entered your account details there though, I would change your real account password.|
|Mahangu||Just to be safe.|
|jacquelineobyikocha||Thank you Mahangu. I just wanted to verify. Do have a good day/afternoon/night etc today|
|jacquelineobyikocha||No I didn’t enter anything but I’ll still go ahead and change my password.|
Be very mindful. Secure your passwords, make sure your anti-virus is up-to-date. They are really some malicious people out there.
Be bloggy safe.
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