Cyber Security Warnings for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses (SMBs)

Cyber Security Warnings for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses (SMBs)

The following email spam was received yesterday morning:

Phishinng email capture

Image from Monday’s email alert:

Image Phishing email

As you can see, these emails are seemingly related to your IT and technology support – and they are worded to sound authoritative and helpful. This image captures what is behind that link, though. Simply hovering over a link and over the incoming From address – and then reading the results carefully – will go a long way toward protecting your business from attacks, including ransomware!

If you accidentally click on a suspicious email – do not feel embarrassed or afraid – call us, right away so that we can help!

Please, also be aware that there has been a huge upsurge of Corona Virus/COVID-19 email spams. We are encouraging everyone to use out-of-channel methods for getting information and verifying the sources that send you emails. This means that you should not open emails, click on links, or download attachments without starting another channel of communication with the valid source. Two examples are:

  1. Receiving an e-newsletter that included links to the MD Department of Health – close the email and do a search for the Official MD Dept of Health and look for the information that you need there on the site.
  2. Receiving a quote from your favorite vendor – or a request for a quote from a client… Instead of responding to the original email, start a fresh email to an address that you have confirmed from your contacts list – or call the contact to verify that the email came from them.

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