In the past few weeks, we’ve noticed an extensive amount of phishing emails sent to us, and our clients, as a result of a new email scam, wherein the cybercriminal attempts to persuade the victim into opening a fake “incoming fax” email. If the victim opens the email and clicks any links, malware will quickly be downloaded onto the computer system and/or the victim will be directed to a drive-by-download site.
Have You Received an Email Like This? DO NOT Click Any Links or Attachments!
If you’ve received a suspicious email that tells you you’ve got an incoming fax, DO NOT open the email, don’t click any links, and don’t open any attachments under any circumstances! If you do, you’re facing the risk of a malware infection, which often results in:
Also keep in mind, as the holidays are coming up, we’ve noticed many phishing emails claiming to be “UPS tracking information.” As most of us are ordering gifts for our loved ones online, cybercriminals are taking advantage of this fact and sending these dangerous emails to unsuspecting victims.
If you’re worried about phishing emails, here’s a few tips to help you and your staff members stay safe:
Interested in learning more about phishing emails and how to spot a dangerous link/attachment? Give us a call at (403) 686-4567 or send us an email at email@example.com. Computer Rescue is the leading IT support company for businesses throughout Calgary.