COVID-19 Phishing Email Targets Cogeco Customers

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Newly Discovered COVID-19 Phishing Email Targets Cogeco Customers

A few minutes ago, I received an email claiming to be from Cogeco with a subject beginning “We have detected some unusual activity on your account” and referencing the COVID-19 situation. 

This is a typical phishing email and normally, I would not issue a warning.  However, due to this being a fresh attack, the login link inside the email had not yet been reported to the authorities.  I have taken this step, so hopefully, it will be blocked relatively soon. If you click the link, you will be taken to a page that looks very much like a legitimate Cogeco webmail login page. 

In the address bar, you will see a URL similar to: https: // which, at first glance, might look legitimate to the casual observer.

Please be aware that Cogeco will never send you an email that doesn’t address you by name and that contains a login request.  

Jack Eisenberg is the owner of Safe and Secure Computing and regularly contributes computer security related articles.

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Jack is the owner of Safe and Secure Computing and JEM Software, with 40-plus years of programming, system design and consulting experience in the computer field. His businesses provide computer security, website design and hosting services to clients in the Windsor-Detroit area.