Watch Out for "Deferred Message" or "You Have Deferred Notification" Fake and Malicious Google Message
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Cyber-criminals are sending out fake email messages(see below), which appear as if they were sent by Google, YouTube or Facebook, with malicious or spam links. The malicious links will take the recipients, who have clicked on the links, to phishing websites, created by cyber-criminals to steal their personal and financial information, while the spam links will take them to untrustworthy websites where they will be asked to purchase fake or inferior products. The recipients may also be taken to malicious websites, where they will be tricked into downloading and installing malicious software like viruses, Trojan horse and spyware, disguised as legitimate software.
Remember, never click on a link to sign into your Google account. Always go directly to Youtube.com, Google.com or Gmail.com and sign into your account from there.
The Fake and Malicious Email Messages
Subject: Hi. Deferred messages considered
From: The Google (email@example.com)
Subject: Caution, You have deferred notifications abbreviated
From: Auto YouTubeNotifier (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You have deferred notification.
From: Auto GoogleService
From: Facebook Service <email@example.com>
Date: 26 December 2015 at 21:02
Subject: You have deferred notifications exasperation
You have deferred notification.
Recipients of the fake and malicious email messages are asked to delete them and should never attempt to click on the links within the emails. Recipients of the same email messages who have clicked on the links within them, should scan their computers with the antivirus software installed them.
Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
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