USPS is reminding employees to remain vigilant against malware attacks on electronic devices, including desktops, mobile phones and tablets.
Malware is often used to steal sensitive information and compromise network systems. New malware threats are emerging every 4.2 seconds, according to new research by G Data, a security software company.
To safeguard your devices, the CyberSafe at USPS team is advising you to watch out for the following tricks:
- Click-bait: Compelling images and headlines used to con users into clicking and installing malware
- Fake pop-ups: Phony social media notifications or system warnings designed to lure users into disclosing credit card or other information
- “Malvertising”: Fake online advertisements planted on websites to scam users into installing malicious software
- Phony raffles: Bogus sweepstakes used by hackers to trick users into providing financial information
If you suspect your USPS equipment has been targeted by hackers or infected with malware, report it immediately to the CyberSecurity Operations Center at email@example.com.