Virus Threats - Infected Emails with .zip attachments Print
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 13:18

Viral emails are becoming more widespread and diabolical every day.   If you've received emails from DHL, FedEx, or UPS, or official looking emails from banks  or lending institutions regarding ACH payments or bank draft information, do NOT open the .zip attachment or click any links in these emails.   These emails are fake and carry very invasive viruses which can cause your important, sensitive or confidential data to be compromised or lost.  If you are in a network environment, these infections can rapidly infect your entire network.   If you host your own Exchange email server, you can become blacklisted and will be unable to send email due to infected traffic which may spew from your network.

These emails should be immediately deleted or moved to your Junk or Spam folder.   If you are expecting an email from any of the large shipping companies, the best thing to do is check the Tracking number at their website (just copy and paste it from the email).   You should also be sure your antivirus software is up to date and functional.  If you're not sure whether you're up to date, our helpdesk department will be glad to assist you.

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