Misleading Equifax Breach Websites and Email

It didn’t take long for fake websites and email scams to start popping up.! Many criminals are taking advantage of the Equifax Data Breach settlement which gives those affected the option of $125 or free credit monitoring.

There are fake websites that show up when you search Equifax Breach settlement and of course there are phishing attacks.

Since many people were affected by the breach they are looking for these resources.

If you see a malicious website or email please report it to your IT Department immediately.

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Phishing Now – Very Convincing rnicrosoft.com

techiest continues to keep readers up to date on the most recent phishing threats.

We want everyone to be aware of a a new phishing scheme that is incredibly real looking.

This email shows how mature threat actors have become and how much of a danger they can be.

The subject line will be something similar to “Microsoft account unusual sign-in activity”.

The email is from an address at the rnicorosoft.com domain, look close, that is a lowercase R and N next to each other.

This campaign is another way to attempt to steal your credentials.  If you have clicked on this link and entered your credentials you should consider them compromised.  You should notify your IT Support and reset your username and password.

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Phishing Now – Recovery Phone Number emails

techiest continues to keep readers up to date on the most recent phishing threats.

Next to your email correspondence, legitimate messages and alerts, you may see the new threat pretending to be an alert from your email server stating that you need to add a recovery phone number to your account. According to the email if you don’t your account will be deleted.

The subject line will be something similar to “New Account Validation” and come from “Server Notification”.

The full text of the email is below:

Server Notification

To keep your Email account safe, we recommend you add a recovery mobile number.

This is our new security measure.
Email:
Password:
Recovery No: none yet

ADD RECOVERY NUMBER NOW

However, if you do not add your NUMBER, Your account will be
de-activated shortly and all your email data will be lost permanently.

Regards.
Email Administrator

________________________________________

This message is auto-generated from E-mail security server, and replies sent to this email can not be delivered. This email is meant for:

Clicking on the link will take you to a login screen.  Any login attempts are recorded and sent to the attacker.

This campaign is another way to attempt to steal your credentials.  If you have clicked on this link and entered your credentials you should consider them compromised.  You should notify your IT Support and reset your username and password.

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