Wednesday, January 31, 2018
2017 Phishing Contest: Nice research
This is another example of one of the contest entries that I wanted to share for educational purposes. You can learn more about the phishing contest here: http://www.w6fdo.com/2018/01/our-2017-phishing-contest.html
This was a solid targeted phish based upon research that Maritza performed about me on the Internet. W6FDO is my Amateur Radio call sign. Using “complaint” as well as the FCC logo would definitely prompt fear (if it were real =).
And the fun part is that the real link under her fake FCC link takes you to a really cool YouTube video of a cartoon short on the dangers of phishing emails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTApmz_ybus
Performing research on your target is what makes targeted phishing attempts so successful. Very nice job Maritza!!
Remember to always be suspicious about something you receive that you don’t expect.