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Easter Holiday Computer Scams

Easter Holiday Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns
As the Easter holiday approaches, US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) reminds the public to stay aware of holiday scams and cyber campaigns, which may include:
  • shipping notifications that may be phishing scams or may contain malware
  • electronic greeting cards that may contain malware
  • requests for charitable contributions that may be phishing scams and may originate from illegitimate sources claiming to be charities

US-CERT encourages computer users to use caution when encountering these types of email messages and take the following preventative measures to protect themselves from phishing scams and malware campaigns: