Its now day three of the attacks that are coming through to my email. And my antivirus is not stopping any of them. The reason is that I haven’t activated any of the Trojans that are contained within.
The method of the week continues to be to be attached .zip files. Many businesses continue to use zip files as a way to containerize groups of files shared between them. So yesterday I looked into vendors of “secure” file transfer products and found that there are a number on the market. It seems that our cyber criminals are trying to stay one step ahead by spoofing “secure” email services.
So the EMAIL SECURITY TIPS OF THE DAY are:
Know or recognize the sender
Suspect all attachments
You don’t ever get something for nothing so don’t get curious about anything fishy!
And now to today’s most recent intrusion.
Sender: email@example.com You have received a secure message Read your secure message by opening the attachment, SecureMessage.zip. You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer. For best results, save the file first, then open it. If you have concerns about the validity of this message, please contact the sender directly. For questions please contact the NatWest Bank Secure Email Help Desk at 0131 556 3442. First time users - will need to register after opening the attachment. About Email Encryption - http://supportcentre.natwest.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1671/kw/secure%20message [DONT USE THIS LINK] And the the usual .zip file to "set the hook" : SecureMessage.zip ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ And the Beat Goes On!