While checking my email, I noticed a thank you for your order from Walmart. I have never ordered any thing from Walmart.
The order for a flat screen television seemed authentic, but the name and address was for someone in another state. I clicked the link for customer service. I noticed that I was connected to a server in Russia and then to a "google search" for Walmart.
I did a search for the name and address and found them to be fake.
I deleted the email.
My system is Fedora core 17. My internet connection is through a telephone modem.
My questions are: was it possible to put malware on my computer during that brief connection to the Russian server?
Was the email from a child learning to hack?