10 Ways To Identify A Phishing Attack

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a recent advisory warning that cybercriminals will very likely attempt to use the Philippines Typhoon disaster as part of email scams and phishing campaigns.

Phishing attacks attempt to use high-profile events, including natural disasters in their subject line, to get victims to open an email and click on links contained in the message.

Spam Alert! Corporate eFax Message

You've probably seen it before; I know I have.   It's one of *those* emails; it's an attempt to take advantage of your trusting nature and of your busy day.  But don't be taken in.  Don't be fooled.  It's spam.

In general, if the email seems hinky it probably is.

Spam Alert! Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre

Fresh out of my inbox here's another piece of spam that could spell disaster for the uninformed or curious user who opens the attachment.  This isn't a new one - it's been around for a few years, but it's making the rounds again.  The attached zip file that comes along with this email is a trojan virus - don't click it!

We don't have a Xerox Multifunction device in our office so that's a dead giveaway that this is garbage.

Facebook Phishing Scam

Just in time for the Christmas!  It's another phishing scam!  I found this, right where it should be, in my junk Email folder this morning.

If you get this email, delete it.  Under no circumstances should you trust a random email that announces you've been blocked.

There is no such thing as free money.

You wouldn't believe it if a stranger walked up to you and said they'd just deposited money into your account, would you?  So, why on earth would you fall for the email below?

Instead of opening that attachment you should check with your bank directly to see if a wire transfer has been credited to your account.

There is no such thing as free money.

You wouldn't believe it if a stranger walked up to you and said they'd just deposited money into your account, would you?  So, why on earth would you fall for the email below?

Instead of opening that attachment you should check with your bank directly to see if a wire transfer has been credited to your account.

Anti-virus and malware software – are you up to date?

 You already know that you need anti-virus and malware software running on your desktop and server.  But do you know if it's set up properly and doing its job?

Today, our support team fielded a call from a frustrated client who installed a new anti-virus package on his machine on his own but just a day or two later found his computer was slow and unresponsive.