Holiday Season Phishing Scams & Malware Campaigns – November 30, 2016

 

As the winter holidays approach, US-CERT reminds users to stay aware of seasonal scams and cyber campaigns, which may include:

  • electronic greeting cards that may contain malware
  • requests for charitable contributions that may be phishing scams and may originate from illegitimate sources claiming to be charities
  • screensavers or other forms of media that may contain malware
  • credit card applications that may be phishing scams or identity theft attempts
  • online shopping advertisements that may be phishing scams or identity theft attempts from bogus retailers
  • shipping notifications that may be phishing scams or may contain malware

 

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:

 

View the original post and further updates at https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/11/30/US-CERT-Alerts-Users-Holiday-Phishing-Scams-and-Malware-Campaigns