Thursday, October 22, 2015

ARRL.Net Users: Beware of "Phishing" Scheme

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Newsline reports that the ARRL's e-mail forwarding service has been hit by a "phishing" attack, in which members using e-mail addresses are receiving e-mails claiming to be from the League and requesting personal information.

The e-mails purportedly come from "Arrl Webmail Admin," carry a subject line of "account upgrade," and warn recipients that their accounts will be cancelled unless they provide their usernames and passwords. ARRL officials state emphatically that these e-mails are bogus and urge anyone receiving them to simply ignore them. 

Meanwhile, the League's IT department was working to block the sender's e-mail address at its "upstream server."