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October 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Beware Of This Phony CNN Phishing Email


Hello everyone,


There’s a dangerous phishing email going around with the subject line: “CNN Breaking News — Mitt Romney Almost President.”

If you receive this email, I recommend you delete the email immediately!

Inside the email are legitimate-looking links that will take you to a malicious website. This site will put a virus on your computer that leaves it wide open for hackers. They can steal your information, including online passwords and financial data.

This is a good reminder to be cautious when opening unsolicited email, especially one containing links. If you have doubts about an email, visit the site referenced in the email manually instead of clicking the links in the email.

This malicious email isn’t the only threat out there, so it’s also a good idea to have up-to-date security software installed.

Stay on your guard and have a great weekend!

Randy The Tech Professor

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  • Lenny Hansson
    7:42 am on July 26th, 2014 1

    Hi Randy
    I can see you reported on an phishing mail from back i 2012 – CNN Breaking News — Mitt Romney Almost President.

    I have just reported on the nearly same phishing mail. I wonder if you have any of the files from back then ? It could be nice to see if they use the same files in the phishing mails and so on. So if you have any of the files could you share some of them ?

    My report is located on

    Best regards
    Lenny Hansson


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