To avoid becoming a victim of malicious activity, users and administrators should consider taking the following preventive measures:
- Use caution when opening email attachments, and do not click on links in unsolicited email messages. Refer to CISA’s Tip on Using Caution with Email Attachments.
- Review CISA’s Tip on Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites.
- Refer to CISA’s Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks.
- Review the information from the Federal Trade Commission on Before Giving to a Charity.