Phishing attack to watch out for

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Those busy busy phishermen out there are at it again! If you see an email saying something about a 'WildBlue webmail account update' and a note saying your email address has been 'queued for deactivation,' don't click on that link and delete it as fast as you can -- it's a phishing attack.

(On a side note: Given the rampant misspellings usually evident in these things, I have to say I was mildly impressed that they spelled "queued" correctly.)

Our security folks are in the process of investigating this and getting it shut down. They're also monitoring another one that says "Your account has been reported as spam in our database." Delete that one as well.
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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Posted 2 years ago

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johnny c

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Thanks for the heads up.

Computer security (phones, tablets etc.),  requires each individual to scrutinize emails, links, etc. carefully.   This is still only the tip of the iceberg.

Vigilance is required, all of these threats will become more sophisticated, intensify and harder to identify.

If you aren't sure delete it.  

What is your opinion on right clicking on the title of the email and selecting View Message Source, then reviewing the email, is this a safe procedure to use?

Thanks.
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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Johnny C: Generally speaking I'd say the less interaction with a suspicious email, the better. But viewing the message source shouldn't be an issue.
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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Regina, this doesn't appear to be related to phishing. If you need help with billing, email us at exedelistens@viasat.com and the Care folks can help you out.