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Heads up all Android users! One of the latest scams going around is targeting Android users with a Smishing Scam. Cybercriminals are sending out text messages
about how there is a package for you and in order for it to be delivered, you need to pay a small delivery fee. If you click on the link they provide,
it directs you to a page asking you to update your Google Chrome app. Once the victim starts to update the app by clicking the install now button,
it directs them to a payment page. The cybercriminals ask you on this page to fill out your payment info to pay a small fee so your package can be
delivered. Not only does it send you to a payment page but by clicking on the install now button, the victim just downloaded malware. It can be super
easy to be tricked by this because the cybercriminals have disguised this malware to look like the actual icon and name of Google Chrome. Once it has
been downloaded, the app will then be used by cybercriminals to send thousands of smishing texts to random victims.
One of the latest scams going around is a wrong password credential scam. When you are logging into an account and get a wrong password error, you usually
type in the same password again. If that still doesn’t work, you might type in another password you use for other websites. Cybercriminals know this
happens often and are taking advantage of it.
Be on the lookout for a Facebook-themed phishing attack that is going around. Phishing attacks are one of the most common ways for hackers to trick people
into giving them sensitive information. The latest phishing email appears to come from Facebook. It starts with “Hi User” and tells the user that there
is an issue with their account. In order for them to resolve the issue they need to verify their account and log into their Facebook. They inform the
user that the link will expire in 72 hours. When the user clicks on the link it takes them to a look-alike Facebook login page. This page is a fake!
Any sensitive information that is entered on this page like the user’s login information will go straight to the hackers. This email also has poor
grammer and a couple of misspellings in it.
The latest scam going around is a text message with a malicious link in it, better known as a smishing attack. This text is being sent from a lookalike
PayPal. It is portrayed as an urgent text message with the goal of having you click on the malicious link provided. Some of the fake messages say “PayPal:
We’ve permanently limited your account, please click the link below to verify.” Others could have wording that makes you think they will delete your
account and that you need to take care of this urgently.
Adjusting how we work during the Pandemic has been the challenge of 2020. As we changed from in-person meetings to remote video conference calls, cybercriminals
have also learned to pivot. Cybercriminals are spoofing video conferencing software like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. They are getting very clever with
their phishing emails.