Phishing Attempt: Email & PDF Scam
Phishing attempts can come in all forms, shapes, and sizes. No matter how familiar you think you are with them, always remember to take extra precaution when opening an email with attachments or links. Vetmed has recently become the latest victim of a phishing attempt, tricking their customers into giving out their login information.
VetMed Phishing Attempt
An interesting phishing attempt was recently sent from a school domain that appeared to be VetMeds. The subject line of the email was titled “Assessment document” which featured an attached “encrypted” PDF document that required an email address and password to log in.
Updated versions of Acrobat will always ask the recipient before proceeding to a rogue website.
Things to be Wary of
Be highly suspicious of emails from domains that do not correspond with its contents. A PDF encrypted email does not work this way, the recipient is never asked for their email address and password (see video below).
Lastly, always be wary of emails that request personal information such as passwords or bank information, no legitimate body will ever ask for this kind of information over an email.