Posts Tagged ‘Phishing’
If you are viewing a post from a mobile device pay close attention to the URL. A new(ish) exploit method simply uses a bunch of — (Dashes) to obscure part of the address. The article specifies Facebook but this same technique would work with other sites as well. The key is to be ever vigilant. Read more here: https://www.techworm.net/2017/06/facebooks-new-phishing-scam-pads-urls-hyphens.html
More Ransomeware, People DO NOT TRUST ATTACHMENTS! If someone sends you a doc it should not need to use a macro. Do NOT enable these. Optionally request they send them in PDF format, etc. ALWAYS use a good AntiVirus program like WebRoot (which you can obtain from Intelligent Designs) to protect your system from Viruses. Nothing can protect a system from the user though. Read more about this on NetworkWorld or click the link below.
A new ransomware program written in Windows PowerShell is being used in attacks against enterprises, including healthcare organizations, researchers from Carbon Black warn.Source: New ransomware abuses Windows PowerShell, Word document macros | Network World
We have seen this in the wild. The users are targeted and it seems legit. The key to not falling for this stuff is communication.
Since the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) began tracking BEC scams in late 2013, it has compiled statistics on more than 7,000 U.S. companies that have been victimized—with total dollar losses exceeding $740 million. That doesn’t include victims outside the U.S. and unreported losses, the FBI stated. According to IC3, since the beginning of 2015 there has been a 270% increase in identified BEC victims.Source: FBI: Major business e-mail scam blasts 270% increase since 2015
Be aware that there are many Phishing schemes out there. It seems even more prevalent during the holidays. Our wonderful SPAM Filtering (Securence) service pulls them out so we don’t ever really have to look at them. Except if I choose to review the Quarantine. Here’s what I found. Several attempts to get information using the BBB’s name. The Better Business Bureau is aware of the Scam and has a notice here: ALERT: Email scam targeting Businesses using BBB name – BBB News Center. As a rule NEVER click a link in an e-mail without hovering over it first. In this case the e-mail said ‘click here’ the link went someplace other than the BBB. Another good rule is to pay attention to who or what e-mail address it’s sent too. If you’re getting an e-mail instead of Sally in accounting or John in tech support, chances are someone is hoping your curiosity will get the better of you. Don’t let it! If you’re ever unsure, just call us. If you don’t have a SPAM solution think about signing up for Securence. When you do through Intelligent Designs you automatically get a 30 day trial.