The latest Blizzard spam returns with some IP warnings involved:
Here is the full text (links removed):
Dear customer,This is an automated notification sent from our account security system. You logined your account successfully at 4:27 on July 11th form the 125.87.108.* range, but our system shows the 125.10.151.* IP range exists a large number of hackers. As too many customer complaints, the 125.98.104.* IP range has been blacklisted.We are concerned about whether your account has been stolen. In order to guarantee the legitimacy of your account, visit click:
hxxps://www.battle.net/account/support/password-verify.htmlwebsite fill out some information to facilitate our investigation.Account security is solely the responsibility of the accountholder. Please be advised that in the event of a compromised account, Blizzard representatives will typically lock the account. In these cases the Account Administration team will require faxed receipt of ID materials before releasing the account for play.Sincerely,
Blizzard account system
- Any displaying of an IP address is immediate red flag. Blizzard would never post an IP address to an email.
- Displaying of any password in an email, unless it is a confirmation email sent from Blizzard IMMEDIATELY after you register.
- Displaying of birthdates, server locations, etc. would not be a commonality in Blizzard emails.
If you receive an email that seems to reveal information that should not be revealed, delete it! It is probably spam. After all, if Blizzard really wants to get through to you, they would ask you to contact customer service…not verify your password online.
The sender of the email had an IP address of 22.214.171.124 – which can be blacklisted.
Seeing that it isn’t on most blacklists (thanks to WhatIsMyIPAddress.com:
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Today the discussion is about how to control the Internet activities of my small-or-medium business. What is to be said, however, is the loyalty of your employees to your company is what matters most, in which they will stay on task. (Won’t get into that, as that would have to do with business ethics)
Of course, employees love fast Internet connection. They love fast services. But, what can be done to control the Internet connections in your business?
While it’s fine that most companies allow a little browsing by their employees, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the Internet. One great way to fix this issue, is to disallow browsing, or put some control on it. The best control that can be sought is bandwidth limits. Blocking heavy bandwidth sites, and disallowing an employees to use a lot of bandwidth will control their browsing a lot!
Anti-Malware & Anti-Phishing
The other way to control the Internet in your business is to have the proper protection software for each computer. It is not uncommon for a business to have security problems, so it’s a no-brainer to have security software installed for every single computer.
Some of the best tools to use would involve:
- Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (corporate licensing available)
- HitMan Pro Enterprise Edition (second opinion anti-malware scanner)
Using these tactics will be able to help control the Internet usage in your business, and ensure your employees are staying on task!