[Histonet] Hi SCAM FROM Stephen Peters MD

Jonathan Cremer Jonathan.Cremer <@t> med.kuleuven.be
Wed Jan 30 07:56:06 CST 2013

There were mails from at least five different people on the list who probably clicked the link in the first e-mail. I find it hard to understand that a lot of people still don't recognize 99.99% of spam/malware mails when it's jumping up and down right in front of them (this is really not meant as an insult), but here are some basic tips to identify bad mail:
-if it's from someone you don't know, especially if it's a weird name (not necessarily from a strange language), be very suspicious
-if it's a nonsensical or strangely written subject, even from a known person, be very suspicious (this is meant to fool spam filters)
-if the contents of the mail are not what you expect from a known person, it's probably not written by them
-if there is just something like 'hey, this is funny' or 'click this link' or 'check this out!' with a link, it's very suspicious
-> if this link is then just some gobbled up letters, it's bound to lead you to some bad stuff
-READ LINKS! there is a lot of info in them. also check for spelling errors (eg: googel instead of google). If you don't trust a link, don't click it. Check with the sender what it is about. 

-Prevention is better than a cure: keep your PC up to date, use an up to date antivirus, anti-malware and internet browser (Google Chrome is really good, it has diverted me several times from websites with malicious content).
Jonathan Cremer
Laboratory Technician
TARGID - KU Leuven

Gasthuisberg CDG; Labo Experimentele Immunologie; Herestraat 49 bus 811; 3000 Leuven; Belgium

Van: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] namens Bitting, Angela K. [akbitting <@t> geisinger.edu]
Verzonden: woensdag 30 januari 2013 14:28
To: Akemi Allison; Histonet
Cc: Linda Margraf
Onderwerp: RE: [Histonet] Hi SCAM FROM Stephen Peters MD

There is another that appears that its from Gloria Limetti. Don't open the link.

-----Original Message-----
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Akemi Allison
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 8:26 AM
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Cc: Linda Margraf
Subject: [Histonet] Hi SCAM FROM Stephen Peters MD

FYI- The Scam came email came from Stephen Peters, MD.

Akemi Allison BS, HT(ASCP)HTL
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