Scam E-mail Attacks People Subscribing to Bresnan/Charter
One fresh scam e-mail run has been spotted proliferating widely while targeting subscribers of the cable e-mail Bresnan/Charter; published county10.com, April 24, 2014.
It maybe noted that based in New York, Bresnan Communications provides cable TV service across America and is under the ownership of another American communication firm, Charter Communications of Connecticut, US.
Bearing a header, "Bresnan Webmail Update," the scam electronic mail informs Bresnan User that the company is currently upgrading for 2014. Consequently, it's erasing any unused account so fresh ones can be incorporated while thereby spam mails prevented. Further, for stopping any data loss from the user's e-mail account, the person must update all the information via the link below so Bresnan may be knowledgeable whether the account is currently in use.
The message then admonishes that any e-mail owner who doesn't make her/his account up-to-date in 48-hrs from getting the message will find her/his e-mail deleted forever. Therefore, the user needs transmitting Bresnan her/his details as asked below so the company can update her/his A/C.
After this, the e-mail asks the reader to submit her/his full name, username and password of her/his e-mail, while substantiate the password.
Subsequently, instructions follow that she/he should hit the reply button as also transmit the necessary information.
However, Bresnan/Charter that's already aware of the scam denied any connection with it.
Analysts remark that for remaining safe from the scam, one must necessarily know the common indications suggesting presence of the kind of e-mails.
First, these may make instant requests to reveal private data to apparently facilitate any security audit else an online-poll, alternatively threaten to terminate user's A/C.
Moreover, organizations, which already posses the user's username and password won't ever request for them within the way just described, while famous firms, like Bresnan/Charter won't ever request clients for substantiating their critical details via uninvited e-mails like in the aforementioned incident, alternatively through phone-calls or text messages.
Therefore, whatever the content in such e-mails, users mustn't allow themselves to hasten and answer them; instead they should simply delete them.
Lastly, users must deploy anti-spam filters onto their computers for warding off any spam mail.
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