Internauts are Cautious about Bogus E-mail Impersonating Delta Airlines
Internauts are suggested to neglect opening files attached to doubtful-looking scam e-mail that seems to be coming from Delta Airlines, said softpedia.com on March 6, 2013.
Titled as "Your electronic ticket" the fake e-mail says: "thank you for selecting Delta. We motivate you to review these details before your trip. Go to the link for further knowledge regarding the flight. Your eticket is attached to your e-mail receipt as a PDF document. as the baggage and check-in requirement depend on the airport and airline, so it is wise to verify them with the carrier that is operating on your ticket. Kindly review Delta's check-in requirement and guidelines for baggage for more details. One is required to be checked in and remain at the gate at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time for travel inside the United States. In a similar manner, one must be checked in and be at the gate at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time for international travel.
To make everything more genuine, the fake notifications also include flight details.
Delta is known to such scams. It has published the following suggestion on its website bewaring Internauts about the threat: we have received reports from customers of fraud e-mails declaring to be from Delta Airlines. As such, please be suggested of the following: We advise you the following: we recommend you change your Skymiles account PIN urgently and evaluate your account for any misuse. Delta Airlines does not send these e-mails. You should not click on the links in the e-mail or open any attachment. Rather, you should delete the e-mail from your inbox. Kindly call 1-888-50-3284 if you have a query or need further details.
Actually, cyber criminals periodically send malware e-mails that utilize cover stories manufactured to con users to open the attachment or clicking a link without due care and attention. Delta Airlines customers have targeted in many malware campaign since 2009, observed by security professional.
On an nutshell, a same spam e-mail campaign, where bogus e-mails informed users that a ticket had been purchased with their credit cards, containing a connection that led to a compromised website, where a ZIP archive was offered for download was recently found by a famous Swiss security blog, Abuuse.ch.
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