In the past few days, many individuals reported receiving unexpected emails sent from Wells Fargo. If this happens to you, do NOT open the email! These emails contain malicious PDF attachments designed to infect your system. And to make matters worse, only 4 out of 54 anti-virus engines detect the malicious intent of these emails.
Don’t Fall Victim to Cybercrime â€“ Keep an Eye Out for Phishing Scams and Malicious Websites!
If you receive a suspicious email or visit a suspicious website, please do not respond to it or click any links. Instead, follow these simple steps to help you stay protected:
- Look for the common signs: Most phishing scams and malicious websites will have a few obvious signs, including typos, incorrect grammar, strange links, or urgent updates to download.
- Call the sender to verify: If you’re feeling uncertain, call the sender to verify whether or not they sent the email to you. If they didn’t send it, simply delete the email immediately.
- Contact our team of IT security experts: If you and your employees are receiving suspicious emails often, or you’re not sure if one of your employees has opened a malicious attachment, please contact our team of IT security experts for a free network security assessment.
As always, do not depend on your anti-virus software to protect your system against malware and viruses. Also, do not trust email attachments, especially PDF files, sent from unknown sources.
Looking to protect your business against phishing scams, malicious websites, and various other forms of cybercrime? Give us a call or send us an email to schedule a free network security assessment. We’ll determine vulnerabilities and make recommendations to ensure the security of your IT infrastructure.