How the fraudsters do it?

Invoice scammers send you a fake e-mail designed to trick you into opening a link or attachment, where they do things like:

  • Ask you to pay an unpaid bill for an online purchase by clicking on a link
  • Claim that a courier service couldn't deliver a package to you and force you to open a link to arrange a new delivery time

Clicking links or opening attachments in invoice scammer e-mails often infects your device with ransomware that locks files on your computer until the scammers are paid a ransom sum to unlock them.

Protect yourself against ransomware attacks

  • Do not open suspicious links or attachments
  • Install decent antivirus software on your computer
  • Store backups of your files on an external storage medium and keep it disconnected from your computer 

How can I protect my company against ransomware?

  • Ensure that you have a well-protected IT infrastructure.
    • Provide each device with antivirus software.
    • Immediately carry out any security updates.
    • Protect Wi-Fi with a password
    • Regularly back up all of your files and save them on a separate device that is disconnected from the network
  • Make your employees aware of cybersecurity with the help of the free Cybersecurity KIT for businesses . It contains all the material you need (such as posters, presentations, sample -e-mails) to set up an awareness campaign in your company. The themes dealt with are:
    • strong passwords
    • phishing e-mails
    • CEO fraud
  • Invest in a central support centre where colleagues can report suspicious e-mails and have any suspicious behaviour on their device checked 

Spotted something suspicious?

Email us at secure4u@kbc.be

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