Friday, October 17, 2014

#Netiquette IQ Security Alert - Phishing Scams About Ebola - Via US-CERT





National Cyber Awareness System:
10/16/2014 04:31 PM EDT

Original release date: October 16, 2014
US-CERT reminds users to protect against email scams and cyber campaigns using the Ebola virus disease (EVD) as a theme. Phishing emails may contain links that direct users to websites which collect personal information such as login credentials, or contain malicious attachments that can infect a system.
Users are encouraged to use caution when encountering these types of email messages and take the following preventative measures to protect themselves:
  • Do not follow unsolicited web links or attachments in email messages.
  • Maintain up-to-date antivirus software.
  • Refer to the Using Caution with Email Attachments Cyber Security Tip for information on safely handling email attachments.
  • Refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks Cyber Security Tip for information on social engineering attacks.
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