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Better Business Bureau Bashes Latest Phishing Scam and Malware Attack

Better Business Bureau Bashes Latest Phishing Scam and Malware AttackIf you are a small business owner and member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) you might want to pay attention to any unusual emails claiming complaints against your business from the BBB.

There’s a good chance the complaint is a fake phishing scam that forces you to download a virus as well as makes your computer vulnerable to a malware attack. Believe it or not, this is not the first phishing scam occurrence for the BBB. It’s actually the fifth since Thanksgiving!

This time the Better Business Bureau bashes latest phishing scam and malware right away to lessen the damage to customer. The article below, published on the BBB.org website highlights their recommendations for dealing with this situation and provides good tips for protecting yourself.

Better Business Bureau Bashes Latest Phishing Scam and Malware Attack

…Unfortunately, small businesses and consumers across the country are falling victim to the latest phishing scam that exploits BBB’s trusted name. The campaign that started yesterday was the second biggest phishing scam in the country on Wednesday, according to the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Spam Data Mine, one of the nation’s foremost computer forensics labs. SDM is assisting the Council of Better Business Bureaus in tracking phishing scams that use the BBB name.

The phishing emails – the fifth wave since Thanksgiving that uses the BBB’s name – uses BBB’s name and logo in an attempt to look like a notice of a newly filed complaint. The latest round includes a ZIP attachment, but that has not always been the case. Whether by an attachment or a link, the phishing emails attempt to trick the recipient into clicking and opening the “complaint,” which downloads malware onto their computer. The malware is designed to infect the computer and look for information such as bank account numbers and passwords in order to steal money from the recipients’ accounts.
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Better Business Bureau Bashes Latest Phishing Scam and Malware Attack

Kudos to the BBB for responding so quickly to this threat! By the time I read that the headline, “Better Business Bureau Bashes Latest Phishing Scam and Malware Attack”, it was virtually resolved.

This time those behind the attack were looking to steal bank account information and passwords, so this is no joke.

At SupportCave, we have a bit of everything to help you clean up and keep your computer spyware free. We also feature key logger detection programs that have been proven effective while removing spyware from your computer.

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