A recent spate of phishing scams have been recirculating again. These come up once in a while, and often catch unsuspecting individuals out.
The recent one is an old scam from what appears to be a legitimate Yahoo user, Mark Pil. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. This is just the initial email in what could turn out to be a string of emails, that appear unassociated but combined together allow the scammers to build a digital footprint of you allowing an attempt at ID theft.
These can be traced back to a series of IP addresses. For those who don’t know an IP address can be very loosely equated to the digital postcode of a device connected to the Internet.
In this case the IP address was identified as 126.96.36.199, so we can block all emails using the simple filters of your email client. In this case we will show how to do it in Outlook 2010.