Scam of the Week: Watch out for Malicious “Love You” Malware
The bad guys always use holidays to their advantage, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. They’re now sending malware to your inbox with love.
Cybercriminals are sending Valentine-themed spam emails containing malicious attachments. They’re attempting to trick you and steal your attention with subject lines like: “My love letter for you” and “Always thinking about you”.
Within the email, they’ve included a zipped file that has a title beginning with “Love_you_” and when you open or double click on the file, multiple types of malware will be downloaded to your system.
Remember the following to avoid falling victim to these types of scams:
Stop, Look, and Think. Don't be fooled.
News and Events
National Cyber Awareness System:
12/13/2018 06:59 PM EST
Original release date: December 13, 2018
The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), is aware of a worldwide email campaign targeting businesses and organizations with bomb threats. The emails claim that a device will detonate unless a ransom in Bitcoin is paid.
If you receive a bomb threat email, NCCIC recommends the following actions:
As you are most likely already aware there the largest attack of ransomware is currently active. Ever since the NSA toolkit for creating malware was leaked our organization has been preparing for an increase in security events. The first wave is here and it has infected over 230,000 computers in 150 countries. Are you confident that your organization has multiple laters of security, proper training for employees, and a robust business continuity plan in place? If you have any doubt we need to have a discussion. Final Source can help you with these needs so you can reast easy at night.
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