Beware of clicking on anything that you weren’t expecting. A new phishing scam is on the loose as reported by the BBC:
BBC Radio 4’s team investigate a new phishing scam which entices users to click on malware by claiming they owe money to UK firms.
According to a recent infographic I came across recently phishing is the No.1 popular hacking method
How do you protect yourself from phishing?
Symantec the developers of Norton Antivirus have some good tips on protecting yourself:
Basically boils down to:
- Think first! Don’t panic.
- If it’s too good to be true don’t click it.
- If you didn’t expect it don’t click it.
- Don’t click on attachments (especially .zip files or .exe files)