Hoaxes are email messages that resemble chain letters, offer free money, or contain dire warnings and offers that seem to be too good to be true. If you receive a hoax via email, delete it. Sharing hoaxes slows down mail servers and may be a cover for a hidden virus or worm.
Follow these best practices:
- Don’t forward chain letters.
- Never open an email attachment unless you know what it is–even if it’s from someone you know and trust.
- Keep your anti-virus software up to date.
- Remember, cyber security is everyone’s responsibility.
Cyber Security Tips are provided by Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), http://www.msisac.org