Cyber Security Tip #23

Hackers are taking advantage of people’s fears regarding the latest Ebola outbreak. If you get an email from a seemingly trustworthy organization about the Ebola virus in the coming days, beware. It could very well be a scam to obtain your personal info.

The emails look like they’re from organizations like the World Health Organization. But when you click on its attachments, they install a DarkComet Remote Access Trojan (RAT) onto your computer, giving hackers access to your computer and the files on it.

Be sure to avoid emails with subject lines similar to the following:
• RE: Ebola Survival Guide
• What you need to know about the deadly Ebola outbreak
• So Really, How Do You Get Ebola?
• Ebola virus outbreak: Curing Breakthrough Revealed?
• SHOCKING Health Alert: Secret Cure for Ebola?
• HEALTH NEWS: Secret Cure for Ebola?
• Is there ANY way to cure Ebola?