In our last post, we talked about suspicious emails that don't look so suspicious on the surface. Here is an example of an email to show you what to look for. In this case, a fake payroll report is being sent. A busy, distracted person may open this by mistake, or an opportunistic employee may try to open it to sneak a peek at confidential information. SLOW DOWN and check your mail carefully. Even with up to date antivirus protection and spam filtering, some emails CAN get through because they are engineered to get through. This can be a phishing email (trying to get confidential information) or a dangerous virus such as Cryptocker. Don't open the door!
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We've all heard that we shouldn't open suspicious emails. They can be phishing scams (attempts to get personal information such as username, password, and account number), or contain viruses. The problem is, the "bad guys" know we're on the lookout, and the real danger lies in emails that are disguised to not look suspicious.
Many viruses are embedded in email attachments designed to get through even multiple layers of security. CryptoLocker is one of the worst viruses seen in years and it only takes ONE message to get through to cause a lot of damage, and the “bad guys” have developed sophisticated techniques to get around your antivirus protection.