Do others notice there has recently been an explosion in ‘Phishing Emails’ pretending to be one of the big players out there. eg Amazon, Lloyds Bank, BT, Halifax, Natwest, etc ?
I virtually never used to get these, but almost every day now there are one or two emails, sometimes with attachments but always with links encouraging to click the link otherwise threatening your service may be suspended.
Also, emails from ‘Amazon’, thanking me for my recent order ( ? ) and giving me an order reference number, when I haven’t ordered anything recently. That’s happened three times in two days.
Fortunately, my antivirus on a Mac , ( Yes, even Mac’s need antivirus programmes too ! ), picks up exe files and recognises threats. Was a time, when, if you had a Mac laptop or computer, antivirus and security was unheard of, and only Windows -based machines needed them.
My antivirus detected a nasty trojan yesterday, and I managed to remove it and disinfect / the mac without too much trouble.
These guys work on the basis that even if 0.001% of the recipients of the emails click on the links or open the attachments, they will be able to either take over your data on your computer, or get your passwords to various accounts and siphon off your funds.
Be careful out there !