apologies, this has essentially nothing to do with Linux
(other than the e-mail in question being received on a
Linux system and vaguely mentioning a Linux-related site),
but I found it rather funny, if for no other reason than
its sheer incompetence ....
I got some suspicious e-mail today, suspicious because
it claimed to come from someone I've never heard of,
sent to the MySpace account I don't have, using an
e-mail address I use only for another e-list and would
never use for MySpace even if I had a brain seizure
and opened a MySpace account, and sent by m$ upchuck.
the body was plain text, but it's highly likely the
fraudster should have sent HTML. the totally visible
links the criminal wants me to click have the highly
probable URLs http://myspace.WEIRD_DOMAIN.com/blah...
perhaps the best bit is the anti-anti-spam filler text,
which is clearly taken from software doc/list(s?), and
is simply appended to the text and so is also trivially
readable. it's just random lines making no sense, and
even less sense if you still think the e-mail is really
from MySpace. other than getting the phishing past
automated filters, that would have totally given the game
away if I wasn't already rolling on the floor laughing.
whilst most of that anti-anti-spam filler text was
taken (stolen?) from some windross stupidware, some
of it contained Debian related URLs.
ok, I'll crawl back into my spaceship now .... and Yes,
I do realize there probably are some people who might
actually fall for this. they might even think the e-mail
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