So today, I got an email out of the blue. It was from a legitimate email address, but I was not expecting any documents. Most probably, someone’s email got compromised.
What I did next was that I called up the organisation from which the email was sent and asked if there is such a person. I informed the person who answered the phone to check with her colleague if her email has been compromised and to quickly inform their IT department if so, in order to do damage control.
Such attacks usually involve tricking user to click on a link, where some malicious code or files are downloaded and executed, then it will look for email addresses within the infected computer in order to send out even more emails.
In order to create a safe cyber environment, it is important that we all take that extra step. Sharing this to share ideas!