With over half the world tuning into the World Cup, it’s a prime target for hackers to take advantage of us and try to infect our computers. Let’s take a look at the latest phishing scam making the rounds.
Check Point, a software security firm, warned that emails titled “World Cup 2018 Schedule and Scoresheet V1.86 CB-DL-Manager” download malicious software on to your computer if you open them. With such a momentous event, we all need to be extra careful to make sure we’re safe. If you’re looking to stream the games, check out our article about where to stream safely.
You also need to be able to recognize an email scam:
- Do you know the person who sent it? If you’re unsure, don’t open it!
- Read the subject line! If the grammar is weird or it doesn’t make sense it could be a scam. You can always Google the subject line and see if other people have had a similar experience.
- Don’t download attachment or click links you don’t know.
If you’re ever unsure don’t hesitate to reach out to the person or company that sent it to you and ask if it’s legitimate. This type of double authentication is good practice to ensure the message you received was actually from the stated sender.
So how can we prevent malware like this from infecting our computers?
The number one thing is having an antivirus software installed on your computer to try and prevent viruses and malware from getting on in the first place. McAfee Total Protection can be used on five devices, works on several operating systems, and includes an email spam blocker. As a FixMeStick customer you get an exclusive discount on McAfee Total Protection antivirus. Click here to save.
But your antivirus is not enough, run FixMeStick as your second line of defense. The same way you have a lock on your door and an alarm system at your home. FixMeStick acts are your computer’s personal body guard in case a virus inevitably slips past your antivirus.
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