Please give me your username and password

Yesterday evening our spamtraps started receiving the email below in a mass mailing action. The email was immediately flagged as spam even before reaching our spamtraps. No wonder since it has no To:-field, it has a different Reply-to:- than the From:-field and it comes from a DSL line IP address.

If the user replies to the email, the return address is set to helpdesk_teams@live.com.

Nice try, but the email is just to generic to be actually taken seriously by anyone. I expect to see targeted emails in the next days (as we’ve already seen last year).

Of course, we advise to never respond to such emails. The users of Avira AntiSpam are protected against this kind of emails.

Sorin Mustaca
Manager International Software Development