Triangle Communications Alerts customers on SPAM Message
Triangle Communications is warning its online customers to avoid a SPAM message that asks for verification of password and e-mail address, as reported by Liberty County Times on May 27, 2008.
The company also warns that the fraudulent e-mail pretends to arrive from firstname.lastname@example.org, which is actually a false address. Triangle, who discovered the spam messages in the 3rd week of May 2008, promptly blocked the IP address from where the fake e-mails were coming. Triangle is now engaged in determining the sender of the messages to stop further spam.
According to Triangle, such e-mails are called phishing e-mails dispatched to consumers to steal their personal information usually bank account number, password and other sensitive information. The e-mail transmits malware and displays a fake Website address. This fake URL directs the recipient to a malicious site of the phisher who steals the user's online banking password to withdraw money from his account.
Triangle is suggesting to its customers, who might be recipients of the fake e-mail sent after May 17, that they should report it to the office. Triangle also said that it would never ask its subscribers for private information over e-mail. The company said that it, however, does send an electronic newsletter every month and e-mail occasionally to inform about local events or any specific promotion.
Furthermore, the company warned that spam mails pose a real danger to the utility of electronic mail communication, which is widely gaining acceptance. As the total spam accelerates every year, with 80% of the total e-mail traffic, this is one problem that businesses, governments, and the common public must address fast.
Meanwhile, the struggle to curb spam is ongoing as spammers constantly find new ways to target their junk messages on audiences. The result is that legislation and technology is constantly developing to keep pace with these evolving challenges. In a similar news, Batelco, a Bahrain telecom company, issued a warning in the end week of May 2008 that the e-mail scammers sent out a fraudulent e-mail and tried to seek the company's customers to confirm their password and contact details.
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