Easter Holiday Phishing Scams And Malware Campaigns

As the Easter holiday approaches, United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) reminds users to stay aware of holiday scams and cyber campaigns, which may include:

  • Unsolicited shipping notifications that may actually be scams by attackers to solicit personal information (phishing scams)
  • Electronic greeting cards that may contain malicious software (malware)
  • Requests for charitable contributions that may be phishing scams or solicitations from sources that are not real charities
  • False advertisements for holiday accommodations or timeshares

Human behavior is one of the biggest factors when it comes to avoiding a malware or virus infection to begin with. As such, US-CERT encourages users and administrators to use caution when reviewing unsolicited messages. Suggested preventive measures to protect against phishing scams and malware campaigns include:


 

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