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LIME Customers Targeted with Phishing E-mail Scam

Several gullible customers of "Landline, Internet, Mobile, Entertainment" (LIME) one renowned telecom company, were recently targeted with an e-mail scam. Actually, over the past days, clients got e-mails making fake assertion regarding the position in which their accounts were while directing them towards using a web-link for validating the problem, thus published cayman27.com.ky, January 19, 2015.

LIME, reportedly, issued a release stating that the e-mail, which was circulating for its clients, contained the previous symbol of the company while showed the sender's address as emailtechnical@mail.ru. The release noted that the message in reality was one fraudulent phishing electronic mail. Cayman27.com.ky published this.

Phishing involved dispatching bogus e-mails which impersonated legitimate organizations and frequently contained organization logos which appeared genuine, LIME stated.

According to Marketing Head Julie Hutton in-charge of LIME Cayman Islands, LIME won't ever direct customers to carry out modification in their accounts' security, alternatively dispatch electronic mails for garnering passwords/usernames, e-mail ids as also further personal details. Cayman27.com.ky published this.

Ms. Hutton explains that incase anybody gets an e-mail asserting as a message from LIME while requests A/C details, then that e-mail must be recognized as false as also an attempt for garnering private details for subsequent utilization towards committing fraud. So no web-link on such e-mails must be followed, instead they should be deleted. But supposed somebody has already followed the web-link then he should immediately alter his passwords.

Worryingly, it's just not LIME rather different other renowned telecommunication firms which too become targets of phishers often, especially because they've big customer bases. With increase in company's size, attacks on it become larger, while victims too increase in number.

During October 2014, researchers intercepted similar phishing e-mail that posed as message from Vodafone a phone service company informing users they had one yet-to-be-opened message on their Internet based Vodafone A/C while necessarily follow a web-link for reading that message. The e-mail even tried to appear genuine, so it displayed Vodafone's all-too-familiar red-colored symbol. But, on following the web-link, there wasn't only any fresh message but it also led onto a fake site which imitated the real login page of Vodafone.

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