Information Security News: WannaCry, DocuSign Phishes, Cockpit Codes
Dear clients of 307 Financial Services and the Fremont County community:
As part of our ongoing efforts to help keep your personal information as safe as possible, we want to remind you to stay on the lookout for the many security threats making the rounds in cyberspace today.
Below, you’ll find a few current security-related articles from around the web. The goal of sharing these is to help keep you informed of what’s going on in the world, so you can better defend against today’s biggest security threats.
Wanna Try to Dodge WannaCry?
May’s WannaCry ransomware attack infected more than 200,000 computers across the globe, holding data ransom for $300–$600 per victim. What did all the victims have in common? All their Windows computers were missing a patch that Microsoft had rolled out in March. Be sure to update your Windows computers with patches when published and back up your important information.
DocuSign Phishing Campaign
You may have heard about the DocuSign data breach last month. Luckily, the only exposed information was customer e-mail addresses; however, hackers are now sending targeted phishing attacks to those e-mail addresses in an attempt to compromise even more information from victims. These messages come from addresses such as email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Exercise extreme caution when clicking on links from DocuSign e-mails. If you have a DocuSign account, try accessing your documents directly by visiting docusign.com.
Information Security Gets Bumped Off Its Flight
It’s easy to lose track of how much we share on social media. Recently, a United Airlines employee shared a photo of the inside of an aircraft—which inadvertently revealed the airline’s universal cockpit access code to the public. Even if you’ve upped your social media privacy settings, keep in mind that once you post information it’s probably posted forever. (And don’t reuse passwords . . . or cockpit access codes.)
Questions? If you have any questions about the information shared here, please feel free to call me at 307.856.8200.
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