We must keep a sharp eye on everything related to the Privacy & Security of the data we store on our computers. Attackers are always ready to launch new campaigns and try to trick us into getting hold of them. This is precisely the case that we are going to talk about now and to which you should pay attention.
By now it goes without saying that all those text messages that reach our mobile, or post we receive from unknown sources, may be dangerous. Many of them are attacks that try to pass themselves off as completely legal messages, when in fact they are not. Generally, these types of movements are carried out to sneak some type of malicious code into the computer or take us to dangerous websites.
Hence precisely the measures that we must take to avoid all this and thus not let anyone get hold of our personal data. We tell you all this because in recent days a recent campaign of these characteristics has been detected. Specifically, it is a series of fraudulent emails that initially supplant Social Security. Obviously this is done to draw the attention of potential victims and make us fall for it.
So that you can get a more exact idea of what we are telling you, this is a phishing scam that urges us to click on a link attached in the mail itself. As has happened on other occasions in the past, it automatically redirects us to a website where a malicious file is downloaded. This is precisely the package that is responsible for infecting our computer if we run it.
This is how you avoid this new fraud that arrives by mail
Obviously the attackers must use a message supposedly from Social Security convincing enough to make us click. And it is that for this as a hook they use a alleged non-payment existing referring to a tax liquidation. You can already imagine that for many this is a claim important enough to take a look at the attached link.
But if we receive an email with these characteristics, now we know that before anything else it is preferable to make sure, for example, by calling the company itself. Social Security. Under no circumstances should you click on that link or download anything if you are not sure that it is a reliable email. The best thing you can do in this circumstance is to delete it as soon as possible from your email manager inbox.
In fact, this extends to most of the messages we receive from dubious or unknown sources. The manager itself on many occasions is already in charge of filtering these malicious arrivals and the spam automatically. But with everything and with it the filters used here are not 100% reliable, and also the attackers try to bypass them. In turn, the fact that these messages, as in the case at hand now, contain writing errors and misspellings, should always make us even more suspicious.