Security Announcement: Registrar spam
In the last week we have been seeing a lot of spam which seem to be coming from registrars. The most common one we have been seeing is:
‘ENOM, INC. <firstname.lastname@example.org>‘ with the title ‘Domain —————–.com Suspension Notice‘.
Enom is a domain registrar which means that you can register domains with them and so receiving a message stating that domain names have been suspended is a little worrying. However, this is a phishing spam attempt meaning that the purpose of the email is to gather information about you and using it with bad intention.
What should I do if I receive a message like this?
- Do not click anything!
- Go to your website in a web browser: if your website is working then your domain has not been suspended
- Check that you are receiving emails: if your email is working then your domain has not been suspended
- Mark the message as spam.
- If you are still not sure then please contact your hosting company and ask them to confirm.
What should I do if I have clicked the link?
Although at first look this spam looks like a phishing scam we have had some confirmation that the link in the email is an executable cryptowall malware.
- Turn off your computer! Shut it down straight away. This will limit the damage that can be done.
- Contact you IT company urgently and provide them with all of the details.
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