Trademark Musings

Thoughts on trademark issues by Laura Winston

Phishers Try to Dazzle Us with Marking

After the Epsilon email security breach, I got emails from five different vendors letting me know that their data was compromised.  A few days later, spam containing mysterious links was sent from my email address to everyone in my address book.  A few days after that, I got an email that purported to be from my web-based personal email provider, with the subject line:

FINAL WARNING CONFIRMATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT ® ™!!!

The combination of words already makes no sense.  Did the phishers really think that adding in the “® ™!!! ” would give this an air of authenticity that would make me turn over personal information like my password and date of birth?

April 14, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment