i got this e-mail, shown at the left, supposedly from the admin of our mail server telling me that the administrator have prevented access to my account. it sounds entirely stupid from my point of view since i am the administrator of our mail server.
so i automatically labelled the mail as malware considering that there’s invitation to open the attached file and to follow the instructions within—classic malware tactic. if this thing was legit then why didn’t they just put the instructions in plain sight which the user can read immediately. and don’t get me started on the spelling errors and grammar of the email.
lessons for the day, please take emails like this with a grain of salt. personally confirm with your system administrator if it’s true or not and save yourself the hassle and don’t just click on any link you haven’t been introduced to.