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Krisnatharok
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Phishing from an AZ .gov address?

AZDHS = AZ Department of Health Services. But routed through mx.google.com?


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Krisnatharok
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Could I get someone's confirmation that this was not a spoofed header? I might be contacting AZDHS IT--any ideas if it is this person's computer or perhaps the larger network that is infected?
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I also received a message like that through my gmail, please let me know if it's fake or a scam or what. Thanks


Krisnatharok
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It's obviously a fake or scam. I don't have the background in IT security to ascertain how it got sent from what seems like an actual AZ DHS computer on the .gov network.

Waiting for some questions to be answered here and I might give them a call.
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dsilvers

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said by Krisnatharok :
Could I get someone's confirmation that this was not a spoofed header? I might be contacting AZDHS IT--any ideas if it is this person's computer or perhaps the larger network that is infected?
Your hunch is likely correct: Appears to be from 159.36.7.43 Arizona Department of Health Services.


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said by dsilvers:


Your hunch is likely correct: Appears to be from 159.36.7.43 Arizona Department of Health Services.

Actually if the headers aren't forged then the email originally came from 159.36.7.40 (HSPHXMEXMB01.hs.azdhs.gov) and was relayed by 159.36.7.43 (hsphxmcas02.hs.azdhs.gov) and 159.36.129.203 (smg0.hs.azdhs.gov / securemail3.azdhs.gov).

Given that the hostname HSPHXMEXMB01 appears also in the message id and mime multipart separator either means the headers are valid or someone did an above average effort at faking them.
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1 recommendation

My bad, you are correct, all those IP numbers belong to Arizona department of health.


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said by leibold:

Given that the hostname HSPHXMEXMB01 appears also in the message id and mime multipart separator either means the headers are valid or someone did an above average effort at faking them.

That name almost certainly identifies a specific computer at AZ-DHS.
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Krisnatharok
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I called their general intake line, and asked to be transferred to someone in IT to report phishing from one their employees, and they instead transferred me to the employee in question(!!), who was rather embarassed, and said I was probably the third person today to contact her and let her know her computer was infected.

She seemed sure it wasn't a virus, but it sounded like she was a rather typical, non-technical user, so I can only hope AZDHS is professional enough to be monitoring their own network.

You would think it would be easy enough for local law enforcement to subpoena the email address listed as the POC for the scam and go from there, but what do I know... I guess Sheriff Joe has other, more important priorities right now.
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This is better in scams and phishbusters. Maybe MGD See Profile can take a crack at it.
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Krisnatharok
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Not sure what there is to crack, I'm willing to bet the State of AZ has all sorts of nasty viruses flying around its network.
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I'm happy with it being here. It's a reminder that government entities can pose as much security risk to users as anyone else, if not more.

A sad reminder, at that.

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Was going to say try contacting webmaster@azdhs.gov or spam / abuse@azdhs.gov and seeing what that got you.

I don't claim the expertise either to read thru the headers to see if they're forged or not, but you can definately
cross reference the IP address assignments with ARIN or similar.

I also hope AZDHS IT is SOMEHOW aware of this, but somehow I'm not getting warm fuzzies on that possibility.

Regards


Krisnatharok
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Thanks for the advice.


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just mark it as spam/phish as appropriate and move on with your life.
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