This week, reports have been circulating about a number of cyber attacks on Google and Zeus Malware surfacing in emails from government domains.
You can report email scams online to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and receive the latest information about email scams on their website.
The Department of Homeland Security recommends the following tips for enhancing your safety online:
- Install anti-virus software, a firewall, and anti-spyware software to your computer, and update as necessary.
- Create strong passwords on your electronic devices and change them often. Never record your password or provide it to someone else.
- Back up important files.
- Ignore suspicious e-mail and never click on links asking for personal information.
- Only open attachments if you’re expecting them and know what they contain.