by popular request, here's an alert regarding an unusual and maybe isolated scam piece, involving none other than SGI's supportfolio website.
The message looks something like this:
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Fecha: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 14:59:07 -0800 (PST)
De: "SGI Supportfolio" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Asunto: Supportfolio Notification
Dear Valued Customer,
This is an auto-generated response. Please do not reply to this e-mail.
The following item has become available on Supportfolio:
Patches: IRIX Patch 5664: 6.5.23 GRIOv2 Rollup #2
This item is related to the following Operating System versions:
View it here: https://support.sgi.com/content_request/704635/index.html
Login to https://support.sgi.com for further information.
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To unsubscribe or change your email notification, please
1) Go to https://support.sgi.com
2) Click on 'My Profile'
3) Click on update your Notification Information
NOTE: Your Supportfolio Account Information
Username : XXXX
E-mail : XXXX@XXXX.XXX
Of course, the patch is made up and the dangerous linkie is the first one. A fully cloaked, all-walls-up venture gave these results:
yeah, that's a blank page, but I'm not going to bother trying this with less secure settings on the proxy I used. But one can assume that data is being mined when you get there.
Of course, we're all IT minded educated people here, but you never know, this might just end up in your mailbox and then at least you're not at risk from ignorance.
Thanks to Diego for providing initial infos, all tests (all one of them ) done by Hakimoto.
In the interest of proper conduct on the board, this thread is pre-emptively locked. If you really want to discuss the implications of this (just another scam really...) then please do it in an orderly fashion in Everything Else. Thanks in advance.