Deal-Storm.com Malware or Virus?

This offline chat message (via MyLiveChat) that came in from “Deal-Storm.com” looks like a possible malware attempt. Did you get it too? What do you think?

I don’t sell any products, so their email is clearly a form letter. I would not open the links because they do not pass the link smell test:

  • Where did the link come from? I do not know know this company or person. A google search of the site (site:deal-Storm.com) shows the site is empty or hidden
  • Why should I click the link? The message does not apply to meI don’t sell products.
  • Does the link look right? The link looks simple and real, and not a spoof . If the message applied to me (I don’t sell products) and the google search showed a real company at the other end I might have fallen for it. 

NEVER EVER download a document before giving it the small test. Google the company first as well as review their website (without clicking on the links they sent).

Note: The links below are intentionally broken, I replaced the slashes “/” and at signs “@” with pipes “|”

Name: Nica
Email: nicole088y|deal-storm.com
Time: 2018-01-16 12:27:26
Page Title: https:||deal-storm.com|files|doc|wholesale.doc
IP: 209.58.167.170
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Client: Win7| Firefox17| en-US
Subject: wholesale
Message: Hello, Dear Sir / Madame.
We are interested in buying several products from you in different quantities.
I have prepared a list of products we are interested in.
Please download it and have a look at it. Is everything currently in stock?https:||deal-storm.com|files|doc|wholesale.docLooking forward to your reply.

Best Wishes,
Nicole Yonker
Sales Executive
nicole088y|deal-storm.com

Update 2017-01-25:

nicole088y@deal-storm.com reported a spammer 16 times on Jan 16, 2018 on the cleantalk.org/blacklists

Also the Name (Nicole), IP address (209.58.167.170), and email address (nicole088y@deal-storm.com) are on the stopforumspam.com Singapore list for January 20th 2018.

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Kimball

Kimball is a website designer and developer in Goffstown, NH.

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