The Golden Rules
If you receive a link in Facebook to something you do not know about from a friend, stop and think Security Smart.
If you receive an email attachment and you do not know what it is, stop and think Security Smart.
You would not let someone into your home without Photo ID, do not let the criminals into your Computer without first asking, do I know who you are?
What to do - The Email Attachment
Update something on your computer because there is a problem
Take delivery of a parcel or invoice that we are waiting on
Accept a sales enquiry by opening their attached request
In 99.9% of cases these are always a criminal email targetting you, when you see an email like this delete it and then inform our Help Desk and we will investigate for you.
What to do - The FaceBook Video
in 99.9% of cases these are always the criminals again, do not install anything from this site, it will give the criminals access to your Computer.
What to do - The Email Link
These are called phishing emails, its just a tech way of saying fishing and the criminals are fishing for you, if you click their link they have hooked you!
If a genuine site needs to contact you, when you next login the site will tell you what you need to do, genuine systems do not send emails like this.
Delete the email and do not click on any links.
How to stop our natural reaction
- That we are naturally curious to find out more
- That we fear we may miss out on something if we do not take action
- That we go into automatic mode and do not always stop to think what we are doing
Stop and Think Security Smart!