Hope your new year is going well!
The FBI has recently posted a warning about a scam that is targeting students in search of employment.
I won’t go into details here, as the FBI has published the full information they have as a public service announcement on their website at: https://www.ic3.gov/media/2017/170118.aspx
Even if you are not a student it is worth reading for the insight it gives to how malicious actors are trying to exploit the desire of students and graduates to find work.
Did you know that Phishing has a season, just like real fishing?
Statistics show that during the year-end holiday period, malicious users are more successful with phishing attacks about holiday giving or shopping because they tailor their message to fit the hustle and bustle and activities of the season.
Here is a short videowhich reminds all of us not to let our guard down just because we are too busy or distracted to carefully scrutinize an e-mail advertises a sale or touches our heart.
Have a good holiday season, and Safe Computing!
The links below are to a couple of very short awareness videos published by a third-party which remind us of some of the basics related to the information security topics of malware and phishing. Clicking on the links below will open the videos in a new browser window.
The principles discussed in each of these videos apply to both the workplace and to your use of technology at home.
If you are using Internet Explorer 10 or better, once you have gone to the shared OneDrive folder where these are stored, you can use the white pointers to move between the Individual videos without having to return to this page.
The arrows look like these:
Other browsers will require you to click on each link individually.
Don’t Let Malware Spoil the Fun! (1:50)
Phishing: What Would You Do? (1:24)