Watch Out For Ebola Fears In Email Scam
Beware of emails about the Ebola virus in the coming days. It could be a scam to obtain your personal information.
The emails look like they're from organizations like the World Health Organization. But when you click on its attachments, they install a DarkComet Remote Access Trojan (RAT) onto your computer, giving hackers access to your computer and the files on it.
That could lead to online baddies gaining access to your passwords, logging your key presses or even taking total control of your PC from their secret hideaway. Warnings about the dodgy emails came from online security firm Trustwave SpiderLabs yesterday.
One email said: The information and prevention listed in the attached file will help you and those around you stay safe."
There is an outbreak of Ebola and other diseases around that you know nothing about. Download the World Health Organization file for more information on how to stay safe from Ebola and other preventable diseases. We care." The sample mail as in the image above.
Cybersecurity company Symantec first found that people were sending Ebola-themed phishing emails last August, and the emails have continued since then.