August 29, 2017

Beware of Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams

Herjavec Group advises to be cautious of any emails with subject lines, hyperlinks or attachments related to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Cybercriminal activity tends to increase significantly following a natural disaster of this magnitude. For example, fraudulent emails that mimic reputable charitable organizations requesting donations, often contain malicious links or attachments that direct users to malware-infected websites.

Herjavec Group would like to recommend that users and administrators take the following precautions to ensure they stay cyber safe:

  • Have updated antivirus software installed on computers
  • Administrators should block encrypted email attachments and block all malicious attachments
  • Do not click on links in email messages. Hover over the links to ensure that they are not pointing to a malicious web address
  • Verify the legitimacy of an email by contacting the organization directly using a trusted contact number found on their official website

For more tips on how to identify and protect your firm from malicious emails, click here.

To request more information about our cybersecurity products and service offerings, including our Social Engineering Assessments, please connect with a security specialist.


About Herjavec Group

Dynamic IT entrepreneur Robert Herjavec founded Herjavec Group in 2003 to provide cybersecurity products and services to enterprise organizations. Herjavec Group delivers SOC 2 Type 2 certified managed security services supported by state-of-the-art, PCI compliant, Security Operations Centers, operated 24/7/365 by certified security professionals. This expertise is coupled with leadership positions across a wide range of functions including consulting, professional services & incident response. Herjavec Group has offices globally including across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. For more information, visit www.herjavecgroup.com.

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