As the holidays approach, NCCIC reminds users to be aware of seasonal scams and malware campaigns. Users should be cautious of unsolicited emails that contain malicious links or attachments with malware, advertisements infected with malware, and requests for donations from fraudulent charitable organizations, which could result in security breaches, identify theft, or financial loss.

NCCIC recommends the following actions:

If you believe you are a victim of a scam or malware campaign, consider the following actions:

 

Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2018/11/19/Holiday-Scams-and-Malware-Campaigns

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