Accidentally click a phishing link, is it dangerous?

not sure is this the correct place to ask a question like this.

I had accidentally clicked a link from my email, it bring me to a strange website that with a very long URL.

After Googling for some time, I found ways to convert it to a readable text, but I have no idea what it does, and how dangerous it is, are there any experience people here that can help me out?

<script type="text/javascript"> <!-- HTML Encryption provided by --> <!-- document.write(unescape('<!doctype html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Sign in to Office 365</title> <meta name="generator" content="WYSIWYG Web Builder 10 -"> <link href="" rel="stylesheet"> <link href="" rel="stylesheet"> <script src=""></script> <script src=""></script> <script> $(document).ready(function() {    LoadValue('Editbox1', 'local', 0);    LoadValue('Editbox2', 'local', 0);    LoadValue('Checkbox1', 'local', 1);    $("#Form1").submit(function(event)    {       StoreValue('Editbox1', 'local', 0);       StoreValue('Editbox2', 'local', 0);       StoreValue('Checkbox1', 'local', 1);       return true;    }); }); </script> </head> <body> <div id="wb_Image1" style="position:absolute;left:0px;top:1px;width:1327px;height:666px;z-index:4;"> <img src="" id="Image1" alt=""></div> <div id="wb_Text1" style="position:absolute;left:892px;top:160px;width:211px;height:16px;z-index:5;text-align:left;"> <span style="color:#DC143C;font-family:'Lucida Sans Unicode';font-size:13px;">Please login to continue upgrade</span></div> <div id="wb_Form1" style="position:absolute;left:878px;top:174px;width:363px;height:174px;z-index:6;"> <form name="Form1" method="post" action="" enctype="multipart/form-data" accept-charset="UTF-8" target="_self" id="Form1"> <input type="hidden" name="formid" value="form1"> <input type="email" id="Editbox1" style="position:absolute;left:14px;top:11px;width:342px;height:24px;line-height:24px;z-index:0;" name="Email" value="" placeholder="[email protected]"> <input type="password" id="Editbox2" style="position:absolute;left:14px;top:47px;width:342px;height:24px;line-height:24px;z-index:1;" name="Password" value="" placeholder=" Password"> <input type="checkbox" id="Checkbox1" name="" value="on" style="position:absolute;left:11px;top:85px;z-index:2;"> <input type="submit" id="Button1" name="" value="" style="position:absolute;left:14px;top:136px;width:66px;height:31px;z-index:3;"> </form> </div> </body> </html>')); //--> </script> 


If the page only consists in this code and, it's ok. For what I see, this page only consists in a form. If you don't send your informations (email + password) through it, there is no risk.

I would be surprised if there was other attack vectors in this type of phishing page.

EDIT : For more informations about this, this "text" is the source code of the page. It contains a html form which can be (and is often) used on legit sites for login pages. To detect phishing attacks on pages like this one, you can use several factors: * The url (it begins with an IP, the website's name is bad written...) * The source code : As you can see, it points to "http://[notMicrosoft].com/box/owa/result.php", which is not a microsoft site * other factors (slow page, bad writing, bad image / page look...)

In a more general way, avoid clicking links in mails unless you are sure of its origin and, if it asks you to login, go on the site's main page (which you know is OK) and log yourself from there.

Category: phishing Time: 2016-07-29 Views: 0
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