Since late 2018, the telecommunications industry has seen an uptick of phishing attacks. Customers of companies like Minburn Communications are being targeted by scammers.
A phishing attack is when a cybercriminal pretends to be someone they are not via an email. Their intentions are to extract sensitive and confidential information about you and/or your business.
Recently, some of our customers received a malicious email disguised as a mesage from Minburn Communications. The email told the reader that their email inbox was ‘full’ and instructed them to click a link to ‘fix’ the problem. Fortunately, a customer recognied the scam and brought it to our attention.
Be aware! We encourage you to become familiar with how to identify a phishing scam:
- Is sent from a public email address that may look familiar
- Contains strange attachments and/or links
- The message demonstrates a sense of urgency
- Contains links to unrecognized sites or URLs that misspell a familiary domain name
- Has poor spelling and grammer
Understanding these five tactics is cruical to protecting you, your family or your organization from phishing attacks. If you receive a suspicious email the best rule of practice is to NOT open the message or click on a link and report the email to Minburn Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org