Wednesday, March 27, 2013

UPS is NOT sending you e-mail

We've all missed the UPS guy, but when we do, UPS isn't going to send you an e-mail to tell you about it. Despite being in the 21st century, "old brown" still uses paper stickies to alert you when you missed a delivery.

Unfortunately, implusiveness and gullibility get the better of us. As we discovered today after deploying brand new Windows 7 PCs for a client, one of the staff received a phony e-mail claiming to be a UPS notice with a "billing attachment". The user clicked it once. Nothing. Then again, and again, and again. Within 30 minutes, their network ground to a halt. Now its costing hours of time and effort to repair a file server and client PCs that were infected by numerous pieces of malware.

Think carefully when reading e-mail.

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