This week’s Hacker’s Brief from CyberWyoming is sponsored by Campco Federal Credit Union.
Robocall from Fake Amazon Prime: Be on the look out for emails with malicious attachments, supposedly touting Amazon Prime Membership benefits, as reported by three Wyoming citizens who received them between April 12 – 26. One resident also reported receiving a phone message with the exact same message.
Apple ID Purchase Notice: A Wyoming citizen reported receiving a fake notice from Apple, saying her Apple ID had just been used to purchase Pokemon Go from the App Store. She was told that if she did not make the purchase, she should download a malicious Word document called ‘Receipt-Pokemon.dot.’ Do not download or open the document. The sender’s email was disguised as an Apple Notice but was not from Apple.
Medical Mask & Gloves Phishing Scam: This email is sent from firstname.lastname@example.org and is poorly written. It begins with a generic greeting of “Dear friend,” and is from someone named Boris. The scam offers to sell you face masks, gloves, and cotton balls if you contact Boris. Ironically, Boris sent this to the email@example.com email’s address.
Hackers Pose as Zoom to Steal Microsoft Credentials: Zoom users are being targeted with fake notification emails containing malicious links, saying they missed a scheduled meeting and asking them to visit the link for more details and a recording of the meeting. When users click on the link, they are taken to a fake Microsoft login page that looks very legitimate. Do not click on the link.
Coronavirus Insurance Scam: Fake insurance agents using high-pressure telesales tactics are trying to convince victims that there is coronavirus insurance. If you get a call offering this protection, it is almost certainly fake. Call the Wyoming Department of Insurance or check scambusters, if you get one of these calls to verify.
Data Breaches in the News: More data breaches have been announced including Zoosk (online dating site), Magellan Health, and Giant Food Stores. If this involves you, contact these companies to see if your information has been compromised.
MS-ISAC Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Products Patch Now Alert: The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (MS-ISAC) issued a patch now (update for software) alert for Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, and Microsoft products (Windows, Edge, Office, and more).
If you want to report a phone, email or text scam and let your friends and neighbors know about it, forward it, or send a description of the scam, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other ways to report a scam:
· Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker
· File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission
· Report your scam to the FBI
· Report unwanted calls to the Federal Trade Commission’s Do Not Call Registration or call 1 (888) 382-1222, and select Option 3
· Office of the Inspector General
Information provided by CyberWyoming Alliance, a 501c3 nonprofit affiliate of CyberWyoming.