Is Amazon scamming?

I got an email today stating:

Dear Customer,

Your order has been successfully canceled. For your reference, here`s a summary of your order:

You just canceled order #7209-5220914-22469

Status: CANCELED

________________________________________________________________

There was a link to get the details so I clicked on it (curious, I haven't been on their site for ages) and opened a page selling Viagra and other drugs. As I type I realise that it was probably a phish.

Anyone else get one? Have I left myself open to attack by opening the link? Am I pleased that I was on a Mac?
 
lol They are phishing emails (and who knows what else) and should'nt be opened, clicked or anything else.
You should just login into your account via the company website, be it Amazon or anyone else, and check from there.
 
i get same e-mails which appear to be from eBay.
oddly they come to my e-mail account which isn't registered with ebay, so easy to spot the scam
 
I got an email today stating:

...

Anyone else get one? Have I left myself open to attack by opening the link? Am I pleased that I was on a Mac?

Yes. It's a phish.

http://www.craigmurphy.com/blog/?p=1674

You'll be fine on a Mac. :D

For the record, I use Gmail as my mail client/server. Gmail is getting *really* good at filtering these sort of things out. It's simple to do for them - the sending servers of this sort of phish aren't from Amazon.com. If a message someone does slip through, then you get big red warnings and none of the links in the email work.
 
Thanks guys. Thinking about it I reckon that there was nothing dangerous because I simply loaded a page nothing downloaded. It was simply putting cheap drugs out there.

I contacted Amazon (via their web site, not "reply") and they may be able to give some details. It's been so long since I've been phished I forgot. :(
 
I got a similar email from someone imitating UPS delivery service. Said that delivery of some product had been delayed and to open and attatchment containing a tax invoice, for my info. Very dodgy looking imitation too, complete with spelling mistakes.
 
Thanks guys. Thinking about it I reckon that there was nothing dangerous because I simply loaded a page nothing downloaded. It was simply putting cheap drugs out there.

I contacted Amazon (via their web site, not "reply") and they may be able to give some details. It's been so long since I've been phished I forgot. :(

don't bother
anyone can easily send e-mails from any address they like so Amazon's not going to be much help
 
Assume the worst

full scan with antimalware applications on the highest settings
It is simple to code a page to install trojans or packet sniffers to your without your knowlege
Drive-by malware
 
Assume the worst

full scan with antimalware applications on the highest settings
It is simple to code a page to install trojans or packet sniffers to your without your knowlege
Drive-by malware

Maybe on Windows, but not on a Mac, it isn't.
 
Maybe on Windows, but not on a Mac, it isn't.

Actually it is,
Motorola 6800 series processors are open architecture, all registers are interchangeable, simpler to code for than x86 series,
and intelMacs are wide open with native x86 vulnerabilities and Motorola vulnerabilities
I can code a trojan for a Mac therefore anyone malicious can do so
Macs dont get targeted only because they are insignificantly small.
a malicious script will execute on a Mac without user knowlege as easily as a windows pc, linux pc, freeBSD pc. Macs make up a number of botnets, because their users 'know' they are secure.
Mac is obscure, not secure.
obscurity generally Works​
script kiddies should be strung up by the test......(grr)​
on a mac cleanup is simple as flushing the cache, scripts can do nothing if they arent there

edit* macs, the the insecurities of a mac are easily accessed, external, mostly effect other people*
 
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Mac users tout Windows faults, and how windows has had to go to Windows7 to fix them
without noticing that Mac OSx 'snow leopard' is the 13th version

You're right - no OS is completely secure, but that's just such a *yawn* argument.

When Mac becomes more prevalent in the marketplace than Windows, then I'll be happy to concede that there may be more viruses and trojans out there for Mac than Windows.

Might be a while before I'm wrong. ;)
 
mja said:
When Mac becomes more prevalent in the marketplace than Windows, then I'll be happy to concede that there may be more viruses and trojans out there for Mac than Windows.
**Edit** Why 'more' Isnt being compromised once too much?

Obscure, not secure, thanks for the support

thats why
me said:
script kiddies should be strung up by the test......(grr)
on a mac cleanup is simple as flushing the cache, scripts can do nothing if they arent there
macs as bots exist, but that has a larger effect on the target of the scripted attack, not on the Macs involved in the attack
and the cleanup is simple

**Edit** The latest botnets (1) bunch of (8000) web enabled cellular phones, how much is that internet access going to cost,
and (2) a trojan in the embedded software in a cell phone - computer download link
They were of course 'secure not a pc' according to the users,
All any of this shows is that mac / phone / pda is just as useless and the only security is how the user behaves, pc users have learned to be paranoid, everybody else is not paranoid enough
 
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the best one is the UPS notice saying you have a package waiting that coudn't be delivered and please open the attachment to collect your parcel.

attachment is a dodgy .exe - trojan anyone?
 
If it is from ebay it will have your name. Have nearly been caught a few times with the UPS delivery one as I get a lot of deliveries from different companies. Now I just log on to different accounts like ebay and check for my messages there rather than opening mail.

If you do open one then run every type of scan you can including clearing your history and cookies.
 
the best one is the UPS notice saying you have a package waiting that coudn't be delivered and please open the attachment to collect your parcel.

attachment is a dodgy .exe - trojan anyone?

my antivirus just deletes the attachments automatically and puts words ***VIRUS*** in the subject, so I don't even need to think
 
Yeh, I keep getting that UPS one at work. Trouble is, although we have never gotten a parcel via UPS, it isnt beyond the realms of possibility for us to get something like that. First time I got that e-mail, I rang UPS and they told me they would never contact anyone with that sort of info.

Recently I keep getting lots of spam e-mail that usually is sellling viagra or other drugs. Most go into the junk mail box but a few have come through to my inbox. Where on earth do they get me e-mail address from?

My hubbie has his own email address attached to my home broadband connection and he can no longer open it as it now takes hours to down load all the spam e-mails.

Can anyone enlighten me as to how these people get my email address so I can avoid getting them.... or is it unavoidable?:confused:
 
usually it means that someone you wrote to during the life of this address had a virus which grabbed your e-mail and sent it to spammers
 
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