The negative business impact felt worldwide following the WannaCry ransomware attack reminds us of the importance to be vigilant and use best practices to protect our systems. While 300,000 business systems in over 150 countries were affected, none of Responza’s clients were impacted. At Responza, we pride ourselves on staying on top of security threats and updating security enabling our clients able to conduct business without interruption.
At Responza, we want you to conduct business without a hitch.
Warning Signs to Avoid Falling for Malware Traps
- Poor grammar If an email from someone has poor grammar, weird spacing, badly produced logos or images, it may be a scam.
- Wrong email address A lot of scams will get close to the correct email address, but change it slightly. If you receive a tracking number from a @upsx.com address instead of @ups.com, it may be a scam.
- A total stranger If someone walked up to you on the street and asked you to look into their backpack, you might be suspicious, right? Email is the same. Be wary of strangers.
- Random links. When someone sends you a strange email, hover over the link with your mouse. If the linked site takes you to some website like xxvb.23g4.com, the link is likely a trap.
Protecting Yourself on the Go:
- Don’t open any e-mail attachment
- Don’t connect to public Wi-Fi (e.g. Starbucks or the airport)
- Turn off Wi-Fi on devices for the time being
- Turn off Bluetooth in public places
- Update your Antivirus software
- Patch your PCs
- Call to verify “Hey, did you send this email,” could save you time and money
- When in doubt, delete
What else can you do? Call Responza at 206.762.5100 or 843.990.9200 or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify the legitimacy of questionable emails.