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Easter Holiday Phising Scams and Malware Campaigns

The below alert is from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT):

As the Easter holiday approaches, US-CERT reminds users to stay aware of holiday scams and cyber campaigns, which may include:

  • electronic greeting cards that may contain malicious software (malware),
  • unsolicited shipping notifications that may actually be scams by attackers to solicit personal information (phishing scams),
  • requests for charitable contributions that may be phishing scams or solicitations from sources that are not real charities, and
  • false advertisements for holiday accommodations or timeshares.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to use caution when reviewing unsolicited messages. Suggested preventive measures to protect against phishing scams and malware campaigns include:

Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/04/11/Easter-Holiday-Phishing-Scams-and-Malware-Campaigns