Here is an example of an email phishing attack. If you are using outlook, you can hover the mouse pointer over the link “click here”. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK. Just move the mouse over it. You will see the highlighted link, which has nothing to do with ebay or paypal. Always look for the part between “http://” and the next “/”. If that does not sat ebay.com or paypal.com or something that you are expecting, then it is a phishing/malware attack.
If you would like more practice, go to this link to take the Phishing Quiz – http://www.opendns.com/phishing-quiz/. How well did you do?
For more information on detecting email malware and phishing attacks, review my earlier blog – http://blog.powerbiz.net.au/security/how-to-detect-and-deal-with-malicious-email-viruses/