Defense Against Crime

02/12/2014

Cyber Monday, Cyber Hacking and other Cyber Crimes

Tis the Season…to be careful.

Yesterday was Cyber Monday when lots of people turn to their electronic devices to look for Christmas deals on line.  It’s 100411_1721_DoNoOpenTha1.jpgalso the time where a few criminals will want to prey on your ignorance.  Here is a few to be careful of

SCAM 1

The biggest uptick that I’ve seen are E-mail notifications  that claim that there is a PROBLEM with your order and Shipment.

One of our employees  just got a message from Home Depot saying they had an order “whose recipients details match” the employees

For this person  it was a dead cyber-crime giveaway, aside from the fact that they have not ordered anything from Home Depot! But in the holiday season, when we may be ordering stuff on line, its easy to make mistakes, so this kind of message sounds more plausible than otherwise. DO NOT click on the link! If you have made an order that hasn’t arrived, use approved methods (such as the telephone!) to find out what is going on.

There have been reports of other stores being used in these scams.

SCAM 2

The other scam that I’ve seen is for people or companies shipping gifts/presents/merchandise here is one that arrived in my inbox

Our company’s courier couldn’t make the delivery of package.
REASON: Postal code contains an error.
DELIVERY STATUS: Sort Order
SERVICE: One-day Shipping
NUMBER OF YOUR PARCEL: USPS11984477
FEATURES: No
Download your label here ( https://my.usps.com/go/pages/labels/XXXXXXXXX)
Print a label and show it at your post office.

An additional information:
You can find the information about the procedure and conditions of parcels keeping in the nearest office.

Thank you for using our services.

USPS Global.

*** This is an automatically generated email, please do not reply ***

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This electronic mail transmission and any attached files contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information belonging to the sender (USPS , Inc.) that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or protected from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distributions of this electronic message are violations of federal law. Please notify the sender of any unintended recipients and delete the original message without making any copies. Thank You.

It certainly appears to be a message from the United States Postal Service, and we certainly send merchandise all the time.

Here is what happens when you click the link (or similar).

  • I will take to you to a malicious site in Russia (this one) or China, or some other site
  • The hackers will attempt to download malicious software to your computer, where they cause you real problems.

How to Defend Your Computer

  • NEVER CLICK ON THESE LINKS
  • Have your Virus Software updated every week/day
  • Have MALWARE Software installed as well like Malwarebytes.

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