Thursday, April 01, 2010

Have Your Computer/Email Been Compromised?

Recently the members of IMRR Management have received quite a few questionable emails from members and contacts. We've deemed them questionable because often we're familar with the person who's name is attached to the email, but the content of the email itself is nothing more than a link to a website.

Most often the emails have come from Hotmail accounts. But they all have one thing in common: They appear to be a legitimate email from someone you know...or even from yourself.

The emails rarely have a title in the subject line and the only content in the body of the email is a link to a site that contains a trojan.

If you have been told by one of your contacts that they've received an email from you containing a link to a website and nothing else, please do the following immediately:

1. Change the password on the email account that's been effected IMMEDIATELY!

2. Update your virus scan and run it on your computer.

The best FREE Virus Scan is Grisoft's AVG. The last company I worked for used it on their computers as a suppliment to the virus scan that they had and I use it on my personal computer.


If you receive such an email from a contact, email them the above imformation immediately. The sooner they change their passwords and scan their computers, the sooner they can get back to enjoying their time online.

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