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BEWARE OF HOLIDAY SCAMS

Wednesday, April 16, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Suzanne Gerstner
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US CERT has issued the following advisory for Online Safety: http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/04/09/Easter-Holiday-Phishing-Scams-and-Malware-Campaigns 

As the Easter holiday approaches, US-CERT reminds users to stay aware of holiday scams and cyber campaigns, which may include:

  • shipping notifications that may be phishing scams or may contain malware
  • electronic greeting cards that may contain malware
  • requests for charitable contributions that may be phishing scams and may originate from illegitimate sources claiming to be charities

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to use caution when encountering these types of email messages and take the following preventative measures to protect themselves from phishing scams and malware campaigns:

I would also advise that you do not post your holiday travel plans, or any travel plans to social media.



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