If you are unsure and require help. Please give us a call. It is better to be safe than sorry. Malware can cause irreversible damage to your machine and if spread, it can shut down your business.
If ever in doubt do not open the attachment. We understand that business is important and opening files can be part of the back and forth between companies. But it is honestly better safe than sorry in this case. Having a virus can cause more effects than you realise. And in some cases, can shut down a whole business. If all else fails, pick up the phone and talk with the sender, this way you can confirm if the email is genuine. In a further post, we will list some of the most devastating Malware and what each of them do. Also giving details as to the experiences we have had with them. But for now, just politely check with the sender and follow the steps above if not. For more information, call us. We are happy to assist with prevention and to give some ideas on how to install processes or key information within your business so no harm comes to your systems.
How do you know it is a scam?
Here are some pictures showing you what happens. Of course, we didn’t click on the link and so we don’t know the exact scam this person was attempting to pull. But after scanning the link in the email out of curiosity, we realized it truly was a malicious link. There are other detailed cases of this happening.