With recent headline news about the Ebola virus disease (EVD), US-CERT reminds users to protect against email scams and cyber campaigns, which may include:
- links to websites asking users to provide personal information such as login credentials or credit card information
- malicious attachments that can infect a system
- requests for charitable contributions that may be phishing scams and may originate from illegitimate sources claiming to be charities
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to use caution when encountering these types of email messages and take the following preventative measures to protect themselves from phishing scams and malware campaigns:
- Do not follow unsolicited web links in email messages.
- Maintain up-to-date antivirus software
- Use caution when opening email attachments. Refer to the Using Caution with Email Attachments Cyber Security Tip for more information on safely handling email attachments.
- Refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks Cyber Security Tip for more information on social engineering attacks.
View the original post and further updates at National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center website.