How not to write to your partners

or, “How to look like a phishing attack without even trying.”

I recently received this (redacted) email with the title “ACTION REQUIRED – PASSWORD RESET”.  The email headers bear all the signs of a legitimate email, yet this seems to be virtually identical to the dozens of phishing emails which litter my junk folder on a regular basis.  I actually wonder whether HP have been the victims of an insider attack, given this sort of incompetence.  Has anyone else seen anything like this?


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HP
PASSWORD RESET
 

Dear HP partners,

Please note that your HP Partner Portal password will expire within 30 days. To ensure continued access to the portal, click here and follow the steps below for a hassle-free password reset process.

How to Reset Your Password:

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation in making this partnership a success.

Regards,

System Administrator

 

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Source: libertysys.com.au

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