The Hackers Brief from Cyber Wyoming is sponsored by First Federal Bank & Trust. Be aware of the latest scams in Sheridan, Wyoming and the rest of the nation.
If you receive a call supposedly from Amazon saying something like “Our servers have detected that your account has been logged in from multiple ID addresses,” it’s a scam. It goes on to ask you to press a key “if this order was not placed by you.” CyberWyoming Note: This scam was brought to you by scambusters.org, but it has been spotted in Wyoming. Do not press the key because it signals your number is active and opens you up to more calls. Just hang up.
Norton Renewal Invoice Scam
If you receive an email with the subject line of “Your Order Has Been Placed” from “Norton Billing” at firstname.lastname@example.org, be assured it is fake. Norton would never use a Gmail address to send an invoice. Reported by a Sheridan citizen. CyberWyoming Note: If you receive a notification like this for a product you use, go directly to the software provider’s website to check your renewal. Never click on a link in an email.
Remember Windows Defender is Free with Your Operating System
A Sheridan citizen reported impersonating Microsoft saying Windows Defender (the built in Windows antivirus and firewall software) was updated and you need to pay $290. Do not call the…