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