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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Clicked on a Phish

    Got an email that looked authentic from my company. I mistakenly clicked it. Took me to a page that looked like a MicroSoft login for shared drive. It prompted me for my MS password. I put that in and it didnt take. I tried another one and that didnt take. Then I realized I just gave this SOB two passwords. I hope that is all that I gave them. Is there a way to tell if I am infected or otherwise compromised? Thank you very much.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
    You can run scans with your antivirus software and Malwarebytes.

    I assume that you have changed your compromised passwords already.

    To verify that an email came from the sender it says it came from, you can look at the header information. Check for origins from network centers outside your area (RIPE - Netherlands, or APAC - Asia Pacific region), and check the sending IP address against what it should be for your company or the purported sender to see if they match.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Thanks for the reply. The links were interesting, but I am a novice and they were a bit intimidating. Having clicked on something malicious, I'm very anxious opening up an email to reveal the information described in those links.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 1998
    As jdc2000 has said change your passwords immediately if you haven't already. Also, if you use those same passwords on other sites change them now too asap. And unfortunately now that you fell for one fake email you might be targeted for more. Be very wary of any email that requires you to click a link and even more so to download or open a file.

    Also just hovering your mouse over a link in an email (and NOT clicking it) will generate a temp, small popup link usually in the lower edge of your browser or email client. You can look at that too to see where it goes to. If it's spam or from a source other than what it claims to be it will often be obvious... like if the email says it's from Microsoft but that little popup says something else then beware. And look for spelling too.. eg: microsoft might be faked by micorsoft or microsoft.othername in a link address.

    Generally just opening an reading an email is safe. It's what you do in there that could be a big problem if it's malicious.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Daly City, CA
    Please complete all steps listed here:

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