Clicked a fake link

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  1. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    I got one of those paypal spoofs emails and I wasn't really paying attention and I clicked the link in it. I am not finding a virus though what should I do?
     
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    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    Have a pig roast, obviously.

    Usually those fake PayPal pages want you to enter in your information, and when you do that, the cookie with the evil trojan or keylogger is put in to your browser. As long as you didn't do that, you should be okay, far as I know.
     
  3. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    It sent me to a verizon search page.

    Here is the deadly link

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    Whois is showing that it's a newly (as in yesterday) registered domain name (that may have already been disabled; I'm not clicking the link on my work computer to find out). It sounds like someone was spamming e-mails to get banking information and passwords.

    Good catch. As long as you haven't given an information and scans are coming up clean, you should be in the clear.

    Let this be a warning to us all, this kind of crap (and crime in general) is going to be on the rise as the economy suffers.
     
  5. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    Probably not a good idea to post the link. Sorry, had to remove it.
     
  6. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    Thanks, I hope it's nothing bad. Don't understand why it's already disabled though, kind of weird.
     
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    Attempted phishing scam - unless you entered your paypal details then you've nothing to worry about really.

    Host or registrar stepped in already, and closed them down?
     
  8. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    So quick? Awesome ^_^. Yay!
     
  9. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    Alright Searchbot S & D found a trojan although AVG didn't. Win32.agent.awz
     
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    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    i've been a idiot once and did almost that...almost logged in...

    i alerted paypal (the real one) of the email so they know...and i also changed my paypal password just to be safe.
     
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    TIP: NEVER click a link when it comes to PayPal. ALWAYS log in using https://www.PayPal.com/ it's secure, it's the real deal and anything that you need to do for your account, you can do in your account. If you have to click a link in an email, make sure it's legit (hold your mouse over the text to see what the address is, it should say something like cgi.paypal.com/gibberish, not 1-paypal.net.com or whatever.)

    I almost got suckered into logging in to a fake PayPal once, but AVG caught that it was a fake site, right away.
     
  12. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    Yeah I meant to hover and clicked lol.
     
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    Hah. Done that myself. Won an eBay auction that way. Fortunately it was a good price and something I had wanted for a while, but still...
     

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