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They try to distribute malware in fake Vodafone emails

If you are not a Vodafone user, this news is of no interest, although if you are, or if you know someone who is, it may well serve you: As the INCIBE, the National Cybersecurity Institute, has discovered, there are a Phishing campaign ongoing that seeks to use the corporate image of Vodafone for its purposes, in this case the introduction of malware.

Beware of fake Vodafone email

In this campaign, an email is sent to the user with the case “My Vodafone – (your email address), vodafone customer your bill is overdue pay now and avoid a fine ID- 26196 “. In the body of the message, the user is informed that aan unpaid bill and that you can download it from two links that appear in the email.

The links show the texts: View in PDF format “and” View in VBS format “ respectively, and both lead to the download of a compressed file in .zip format that pretends to be the invoice and contains malware. If you pick and try to open it, your device will be infected.

How to verify that the email is fake

According to INCIBE, it is recommended verify that the sender of the mail matches the company that supposedly sends it, paying special attention to the addresses that appear in the navigation bar after clicking on the links.

In addition, before providing any personal or banking information through a link, it is preferable “go directly to the legitimate website of Vodafone Spain, verifying that it uses secure communication channels (https) and its certificate is correct, to later confirm possible notifications or in case of doubt, contact them by phone ”.

Contact with Vodafone, they will confirm that this email is false. If, on the other hand, you have accessed the customer area through the link provided, immediately contact Vodafone Spain to inform them of the situation. Collect all the evidence you have (screenshots, e-mail, messages, etc.) and contact the State Security Forces (FCSE) to file a complaint.

If you are not a Vodafone user, this news is of no interest, although if you are, or if you know someone who is, it may well serve you: As the INCIBE, the National Cybersecurity Institute, has discovered, there are a Phishing campaign ongoing that seeks to use the corporate image of Vodafone for its purposes, in this case the introduction of malware.

Beware of fake Vodafone email

In this campaign, an email is sent to the user with the case “My Vodafone – (your email address), vodafone customer your bill is overdue pay now and avoid a fine ID- 26196 “. In the body of the message, the user is informed that aan unpaid bill and that you can download it from two links that appear in the email.

The links show the texts: View in PDF format “and” View in VBS format “ respectively, and both lead to the download of a compressed file in .zip format that pretends to be the invoice and contains malware. If you pick and try to open it, your device will be infected.

How to verify that the email is fake

According to INCIBE, it is recommended verify that the sender of the mail matches the company that supposedly sends it, paying special attention to the addresses that appear in the navigation bar after clicking on the links.

In addition, before providing any personal or banking information through a link, it is preferable “go directly to the legitimate website of Vodafone Spain, verifying that it uses secure communication channels (https) and its certificate is correct, to later confirm possible notifications or in case of doubt, contact them by phone ”.

Contact with Vodafone, they will confirm that this email is false. If, on the other hand, you have accessed the customer area through the link provided, immediately contact Vodafone Spain to inform them of the situation. Collect all the evidence you have (screenshots, e-mail, messages, etc.) and contact the State Security Forces (FCSE) to file a complaint.

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