This Holiday Season, protect yourself, your business, your clients and your family from holiday scams and cyber campaigns.
Beware of threats that may include:
1. Unsolicited shipping notifications that may actually be scams by attackers to solicit personal information (phishing scams)
2. Electronic greeting cards that may contain malicious software (malware)
3. Requests for charitable contributions that may be phishing scams or solicitations from sources that are not real charities
4. False advertisements for holiday accommodations or timeshares
Suggested preventive measures to protect against phishing scams and malware campaigns include:
1. Not clicking web links in untrusted email messages.
2. Using caution when opening email attachments. Check out the Using Caution with Email Attachments Tip for more information on safely handling email attachments.
3. Review the Federal Trade Commission’s page on Charity Scams. Use the links there to verify a charity’s authenticity before you donate.
4. Read the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks Tip.
5. Refer to the Holiday Traveling with Personal Internet-Enabled Devices Tip for more information on protecting personal mobile devices.