Spam, Phishing, and Malware Related to Presidential Inauguration

US-CERT has received reports of an increased number of phishing sites and spam related to the upcoming Presidential Inauguration. US-CERT reminds users that phishing and spamming campaigns often coincide with highly publicized events. Users should remain cautious when receiving unsolicited email.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to take the following preventative measures to help mitigate the security risks:

  • Install antivirus software, and keep the virus signatures up to date.
  • Do not follow unsolicited links and do not open unsolicited email messages.
  • Use caution when visiting untrusted websites.
  • Refer to the Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams (pdf) document for more information on avoiding email scams.
  • Refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks document for more information on social engineering attacks.

http://www.us-cert.gov/current/index.html#spam_phishing_and_malware_related

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