Beware: I got a weird email stating I had not logged in in 60 days and that my account will be shutdown. The email address it came from was email@example.com. It’s a phishing scam but I wanted to send to let everyone know and let the adobe security team know about it too as the email address it’s coming from and the message itself is very deceptive and looks very real.
Pinging mail.adobe.com returns 188.8.131.52 as the IP address.
Using ARIN for look up of 184.108.40.206 returns Adobe Systems.
So Not a Phishing Scam.
Hmm The email looked odd in the my email list (formatting wise) plus I have been logging in and out all year. Strange if it was Adobe.
Maybe you have more than one account -- a paid plan and a free plan, or a personal plan & school/work plan.
You can't tell anything about the authenticity of an email from the address or a ping. Any scammer knows to fill in a convincing email address. Nothing stops faking.
So when I did a Ping of the mail.adobe.com URL and the ping came back with that IP address and then using that IP address checked WHO it was Registered to and that came back as Adobne Systems Inc. A Scammer could register that corporate name and Address, that if completely Correct, with the American Registry for Internet Numbers and get a Direct Allocation for that Block of IP addresses.
I don't think so.
"So when I did a Ping of the mail.adobe.com URL ..." I think you are overthinking this. Since a scammer can use ANY sending email they like, they can send email from firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com or anyone else. Pinging is interestin, but says nothing about the authenticity of the email.
Also, technically, mail from a domain or subdomain has no connection to a web host by that name, except the same ownership. There is no requirement that it come from, or come through, the host and in a big company it certainly won't.
If you suspect a physhing scheme, submit it to Adobe.
p h i s h i n g @ a d o b e . c o m
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