Thursday, October 3, 2013

SPAM and Phishing Have Graduated

Protect yourself from cybercrime.
  1. First and foremost: never open an unexpected attachment to an email.  Check with the source by contacting them directly if you have any misgivings.
  2. Avoid surfing suspicious websites.
  3. Report any changes or odd behavior in your computer to the Help Desk right away. Contact them if you have any questions (helpdesk@macalester.edu; 651-696-6525).
  4. Make sure your critical information is always backed up.
Cybercriminals have become much more savvy in their attempts to trick you into opening an attachment. The email they send can look identical to a financial institution, e-commerce site, government agency, etc. It often urges you to act quickly because your account has been compromised, your order cannot be fulfilled or another matter. It may even ask you for payment to fix the situation.  Don’t fall for it!
For more information go to: staysafeonline.org

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