ICANN is alerting the community to a phishing scam that involves emails sent from “email@example.com” sent to ICANN contracted parties.
The firstname.lastname@example.org email address, for example, is not a valid ICANN organisation email address. Contracted parties may have recently received emails from “email@example.com”, which is a valid ICANN org email address. If you receive an email from the “firstname.lastname@example.org” address, or any other suspicious email address, do not respond. Please forward the email in its entirety to email@example.com.
ICANN has a resource on phishing scams at icann.org/resources/pages/phishing-2013-05-03-en.