Phishing Attempt – Beware!

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent a warning Monday about a new ransomware email scam intended to steal private information from the recipient’s computer.

The email claims it is the IRS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and advises users to download a fake FBI questionnaire. Rather than downloading a questionnaire, the hyperlink installs malware and prevents victims from accessing their data unless they pay a ransom to the cybercriminals.

The IRS cautions victims not to pay the ransom, but instead report the attack to the FBI at the Internet Crime Complaint Center, www.IC3.gov, and forward any IRS-themed scams to phishing@irs.gov.

The IRS does not use email, social media or text messages to communicate personal tax issues.

For more information, see the “Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts” page on IRS.gov or contact us today.

 

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Ransomware

There is another report of another major ransomware attack. This one is based off of the same code as the WannaCry attack. If you have a Windows PC at home, please make sure that you have installed all of the security patches recommended by MicroSoft. MicroSoft has issued a security update that addressed this vulnerability. (This update was issued in April). Up to date computers will be fine.

This is also a good time to remember to “Think Before You Click”. Please make sure that you follow good digital practice of making sure that you are expecting a link, that you trust the person sending the link and that you verify the link before clicking on it.

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