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TheCable alerts public on spam mail attack

TheCable alerts public on spam mail attack
October 09
08:16 2017

This is to inform the general public that there has been a spam attack by unknown persons using TheCable’s email address as “sender”.

In a message being sent from two electronically faked addresses — [email protected] and news@thecableng — the sender’s name is given as “Simon Kolawole”, the founder and CEO of TheCable.

The subject of the email is “[APPROVED] Your check for $7650!”

The message reads: Thank you for your dedication to our online cash system. We have just completed your earnings approval process and your commission check has been sent! 
>> Please Login Here To Confirm 
Regards, 
Oliver Macdonald
99 Whatlington Road
COUPAR ANGUS
PH13 3YH

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However, an integrity check by IT experts has concluded that TheCable’s email addresses were not hacked.

But the spammers appeared to have gained access to the address database of TheCable e-newsletter subscribers.

The IP address of the spammers has been traced to Malaysia, although it is possible they are using a proxy server.

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TheCable has advised anyone who receives the mail not open it or click on the link but to simply mark it as spam.

Signed: Management, Cable Newspaper Ltd.

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