𝗦𝗖𝗔𝗠 RADAR (Website Using Copyright Content) :
A new scam is spreading fast on the internet that will potentially DESTROY your computers and hijack customer information. Will this definitely happen if you click the link in the email? It depends on many factors BUT there is no point in trying it out. There are many variations of this type of email scam and we believe that is due to its ‘effectiveness’. A lot of people fall for this con because the emails contain personalized values such as your website URL and Business name. Check out the examples below and let us know if you have ever received an email like this.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗰𝗮𝗺: “Your website is infringing on my copyright” e-mail
The hacker deploys a web crawler + bot network to send automated emails that claim your website is using copyright images. The bot will even fill in custom parts like (your business name) or (www. yourwebsite .com)
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗮𝗰𝗸: The copyright content e-mail scam infects your computer with a virus
The bad email includes a ‘Google’ link that leads clickers to a seemingly safe + innocent file. DO NOT CLICK THIS.
Once clicked, your computer will become infected with a bad virus that can steal all information from your computer including 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙥𝙝𝙤𝙩𝙤𝙨, 𝙗𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙙𝙤𝙘𝙪𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨, 𝙘𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙧 𝙥𝙖𝙮𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙞𝙣𝙛𝙤 and 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚.
The Solution: Do not click the link and help spread awareness about the “copyright content on your business website” scam.
The best way to avoid infections is to make people aware of these scams. Be sure to share this post and let others know not to click links from people they have not met.
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