Phishing email with fake meeting requests
Increase of phishing emails with fake meeting requests Emails contain links to suspicious websites. This seems to be in line with the current increased use of online conferencing systems.
It is always good to be cautious about clicking on web links in emails they don’t always take you where you expect them to.
Even meeting requests that I am not suspicious of I have got into the habit of opening the conferencing App in this case Zoom or RingCentral and putting in the Meeting ID given in the email rather than clicking on the link directly.
Below is a typical example of an email invite to a Zoom meeting, both links look OK but if you click on them they could take you anywhere it could be “iam-going-to-encrypt-your-harddrive-&-hold-you-to-ransome. com”.
Slartibartfast is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/3xxxxxxxx (Don’t click here!)
Meeting ID: 3xx xxx xxx (Copy ID enter directly into APP.)
One tap mobile
+442030xxxxxx,,3xxxxxxxx# United Kingdom +442034xxxxxx,,3xxxxxxxx# United Kingdom
Dial by your location
+44 203 0xxx xxxx United Kingdom +44 203 4xxx xxxx United Kingdom +44 203 4xxx xxxx United Kingdom +44 131 4xxx xxxx United Kingdom
Meeting ID: 3xx xxx xxx
To Join a meeting through the Web App open your web browser goto https://zoom.us/join and enter the Meeting ID from the email sent then select Join.
Download for windows 10, Mac OSX & links to Google Play store and Apple’s App store on page for mobile apps.
https://zoom.us/support/download (Always download from a trusted source!).
Open App and select Join Meeting
Enter Meeting ID
To Join a meeting open your web browser goto https://meetings.ringcentral.com/join and enter the Meeting ID from the email sent then select Join.
To obtain software go to https://www.ringcentral.com/apps/rc-meetings
Open app, select Join.
Enter Meeting ID