Be careful of these email attacks expected over July 4th holiday
While many are taking a break to enjoy fireworks and barbecues in honor of the Fourth of July, phishers seeking to infiltrate consumer's electronics will be as active as ever.
KnowB4.com compiled some of the most prominent phishing attempts currently being carried out across the U.S. They warned users not to open any emails that appear to be out of the ordinary, and not to click any links or answer any questions.
Microsoft/Office 365: Secure Your Microsoft Email Now - This message spoofs Microsoft and advises users to reconfirm ownership of their account by clicking a malicious link.
Keller Williams Closing Document: This message includes a malicious PDF attachment disguised as a Closing Document for a property purchase.
Microsoft/Office 365: Microsoft Office Phishing and Spam Security Alert - This message spoofs Microsoft and advises users to confirm new security settings on their account by clicking a malicious link.
Outlook/McAfee: Outlook Web App McAfee NOTIFICATION ALERT- This email spoofs an Outlook/McAfee notification and attempts to trick the user into clicking a malicious link to comply with their account requirements.
Bank of Montreal: Payment made to a first-time payee - This email notifies the user that funds were transferred out of their account and provides a malicious link for them to click on if they want to dispute the transfer.
Summons Notification: This shocking message informs the user they've violated a Federal Law and provides a malicious link that they need to click on to download more information.
Western Union: Too Many Login Attempts On Your Account. - This message contains a malicious HTML file that is disguised as updated software and safety precautions the user must follow for security reasons.
Microsoft: Upgrade to our advanced secure server to prevent phishing attacks - This message contains a malicious link which the user is prompted to click on to migrate to a newer, more secure email platform.
RBC Banking: User Access Agreement Documentation - This email spoofs the Royal Bank of Canada and advises the user to open a malicious Excel attachment to synchronize their authentication device.
American Express: You have a new message - This message advises the user that their Personal Security Key has expired and that they must verify their information by clicking on a malicious link.