Suspicious message - heads up


#1

Earlier today I received this message:

Wsup! I need order service.
I need to do this in a short time.
PLS load this atach.
tomorrow will be ready?

Note that at no point does this person specifically reference the type of service I provide.

They’d attached a ZIP file that didn’t contain any documents, but there was a batch file (.BAT) in it. I didn’t go any further, but I suspect this person was trying to send me malware. Be careful out there folks. Be suspicious of attachments and don’t run anything you’re uncertain of.


#2

Thanks for the warning but the whole message itself looks so suspicious that I wouldn’t open any attachments. It’s very crude and pushy.


#3

For me, a message that just says “How much for this?” with an attachment is completely normal…sadly. My price ($5x1,000 words) is clearly stated, but more people ask than just order, so…


#4

It happened to me few time and the attachments are fine but again it’s good to be careful like you said.


#5

Because of curiosity I would open the file in some text editor.
Simply I like to find some hidden things.
Cheers.


#6

Was that a joke? I’m hoping so. :slight_smile:


#7

NOT a joke. I would open it in some TEXT EDITOR to see the commands in this file.
It’s interesting to me simply. I like to sort the puzzles :slight_smile:
But everybody shouldn’t open it. Of course there is some PROBLEM inside.


#8

I don’t know if that’s a good idea, opening it in a text editor doesn’t guarantee that no code will run when it’s opened. It’s more safe, but not absolutely safe.


#9

Text editor (notepad etc.) doesn’t run any command :slight_smile :slight_smile:
You can open even .exe or .jpg as a text file :slight_smile:


#10

I’d rather not find out. I know that I can, I just wouldn’t. :slight_smile:


#11

It’s a begining of your profile image, looks dangerous from inside :slight_smile:

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#12

Same message came to me with an attachment of zip file…when i tried to download…the warning appears…i instantly click on report button as i felt something is wrong with this…


#13

It is better to be careful in some cases but not in all cases. :slight_smile:


#14

Never open an attached file coming from someone that contact you without giving detailed information.
Also avoid files coming from sendspace website they are 100% malwares.


#15

I had a similar experience last month. I downloaded the file and asked him what he wants. He replied “you’ve been hacked.”

Clearly an amature.

My computer is safe.