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New bank payment scam lets criminals control your computer

Never a dull moment here at the Cylanda Watchtower. The criminals are still at it, this time trying to trick unsuspecting victims into opening an email that looks like it’s from a bank trying to wire funds into your account. 

Clicking the link in that phishing email means there’s bad news for you ahead. It will deliver a malicious remote access trojan called Remcos. The malware is an information stealer and surveillance tool that includes such fun features as logging the keys you press on your keyboard, taking screenshots of your computer screen and stealing clipboard contents to secretly harvest usernames and passwords as you use your computer.

The Takeaway

Surprise surprise, this isn’t probably the last phishing email you’ll ever receive. If you have an employee security awareness training program in place, it might be helpful to have a refresher on how to identify the telltale signs of a phishing email. It’s also a great idea to check your security software to make sure it’s up to date and if it has the ability to block you from accidentally visiting malicious websites, just in case an email like this ends up tricking someone at your organization. If you need help with either of these, feel free to reach out. We can help.

Stay safe out there.


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