You might have spoofs of films many times, nut have you heard about email spoof? A spoof film may look like actual movie or something inspired from it but Email spoofing is different.
Email spoofing is a technique in which Hacker / Attacker sent malicious payload /link to victim’s email address and Victim assumes that link is coming from trusted source / person. The glibness of the mail makes it difficult ot distinguish it from an actual trusted mail.
How Hacker Trap Victims:
Hackers send the mail on victim’s email ID as a name of any organisation i.e email@example.com. Here “organi” means name of the organisation.
Hackers can send malicious link or payload/ virus embedded in pdf or any form of attachment.
How can we determine the valid or trusted mail:
Lets take an example:
Suppose you get a mail from google regarding any updates on your gmail security, it appears like:
Now if we have to verify that it is a spoofed mail or not, follow these steps:
- You can see that on top right of the image there are three dots, Click on it
2. Now Click On “show Original” tab
A new page will gets opened having all details about the email
Now we have to check for two things in the page:
- Message ID: It should be from same domain from where the mail is coming
for example in this case it is google.com and the message ID is also “google.com”
2. Received From Header:
After going to“email header page” Press Ctrl+F and search of “Received From”, this is a header containing the originated IP of the Email.
Automate Analysis of Email headers:
- Check on the “Copy to Clipboard”
4. Paste the copied data.
It provides the detailed report of the email sent to you.
Things Need for Investigation Purpose:
- Screenshot of the Email Header
- Any File / Document attached to the email. (In pendrive or CD)
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