Recently, I received the following e-mail:
Subject: Reply Me...Urgently
From the Desk of Mr. James Kuffor Bank Manager, Ghana.
Unclaimed Funds Worth($7.5 Million)Kindly do Contact me for More Details my Private Email= firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr James Kuffor
This is clearly a spam that was not caught by my filter, but I was thinking about it: What's the purpose of this spam?
The message is a classic scam. There is no URL or attached file. The e-mail came from a trusted server (or even disguised as a trusted server) and the e-mail in the body message is also from another trusted server (OBS: I changed the real name to "something" just in case of a stolen e-mail account).
My question is: What's the type of this attack? I just thought in two options:
- Some type of (poorly made) social engineering attack that works somewhere;
- Some type of mail bombing;
The first option is too much fantasy to me, but I don't know, maybe it works. The second option is plausible, but I just received one e-mail (I checked my spam folder).
I also found this similar question here, but the e-mail does not use words like "viagra" or anything that justifies the "Bayesian Poisoning", so my question remains: What's the objective of this type of spam? Is it a know attack?