Quiz - Can you Find the Malicious Email?

December 12th, 2013 by admin

Can you Spot the Malicious Emails/s?!

Envelope graphic with numerous web related concerns coming out of it

After reading through our Cryptolocker and Ransomware blog series and learning how to identify a malicious email, it's time to put your new virus sleuthing skills to the test.

Read through the list of email subject lines and from names below.  Which email/s  are scams, and which are safe? Please feel free to comment below. We will post the answers in our next blog post.

Note: These are all real emails we have either seen, received, or that have gotten stuck in our firewall - we did not make them up.

Warning: This is more difficult than you think!

The Quiz

  • "How are things?" -   from Barrey jewall
  • "OUR REF: FGN/SNT/ST011/013"  -  from IN CANADA
  • "UPS parcel notification"  -  from UPS Inc.
  • "Merchant Statement"  -  Citibank
  • "You've Been Selected! Mystery Shopper Job Offer !"  -  from CNOOC e-Recruit
  • "Your order #NR4471 has been completed"  -  from American Airlines
  • "Important Alert"  -  from ACH Payment
  • "Notification From the Desk of Zaid Ibrahim & Co. Chambers" -  from Zaid Ibrahim
  • "Transfer Report"  -  from NACHA
  • "Track your parcel"  -  from FedEx Information
  • "USPS Shipment Status NO#3355"  -  from FedEx Information
  • "Your friend Masama"  -  from Barrey jewall
  • "USPS Invoice copy NO#34253538"  -  USA Postal Service
  • "eFax message from "4082459385". 1 page(s). Caller-ID: 408-245-9385"  -  eFax
  • "Courier Postal Service returned the parcel to the office"  - Postal Service
  • "United Parcel Service notification"  -  United Parcel Service
  • "Post Express Office. Error in delivery address. NR22185"  -  from "Post Express Notification"

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Check out the other articles in our Cryptolocker and Ransomware blog series to get more information about protecting yourself:

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