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‘Adobe Cloud’ Phishing Scam Email

by Brett M. Christensen

According to this email, which purports to be from giant software company Adobe, you have been sent files via Adobe Cloud.

The email urges you to click a button to get your files.

However, the email is a phishing scam designed to steal your email account password and has no connection to Adobe.

If you click the link, you will be taken to a website that appears to host a business-related spreadsheet.  However, the spreadsheet is greyed out and a pop-up box claims that you must enter your email password to gain full access.

If you do enter your password, it will be collected by the scammers and used to hijack your email account and any online services that are linked to it.  Once they have gained access, the scammers can use your account to distribute spam and scam emails in your name.  If the account is connected to online file storage and an app store, they may also be able to view and steal your personal files and make fraudulent purchases.

The email is clearly aimed at people who are unfamiliar with Adobe. In fact, there is no such thing as “Adobe Cloud”. The company offers “Adobe Creative Cloud”, which allows Adobe customers to access and manage the company’s graphic design software applications as well as store and share creative assets.  Adobe Creative Cloud is not designed to share and store files such as spreadsheets.

The URL in the email is disguised to make it appear that it points to a website associated with Adobe.
If you receive this email, do not click any links or open any attachments that it contains.  Instead, just delete it.

A screenshot of the scam email:

Adobe Cloud Phishing Scam Email

 

A screenshot of the scam login page:

Adobe Cloud Phishing Scam Website