Bah-Humbug

22 Dec

Having been on a customer site all day, I returned home to scan my email.

Over half the emails were festive greetings, with all sorts of creative content: embedded images, attached animated images, links to sites with festive messages and attached files with seasonal offers.

What could possibly go wrong?

I hope everyone remembers their social engineering training, and deletes them all, without opening. Bah-Humbug.

Famous Fictional Characters who had Real Life Inspirations

Just in case the training was a long time ago and has been forgotten – if you are not expecting an email from someone, following links can be dangerous and opening the attachments can expose your PC to risk.

There are many people looking to exploit the festive good spirit by spreading some ransomware. Don’t be their next victim – I am sure you don’t want to spend the anticipated holiday exercising your incident management plan (you do have one don’t you?)

Now before you tell me, yes, my employer, Nexor did (hypocritically) send a festive email. Roll on the widespread implementation of active defence, blogged about by Dr Ian Levy of NCSC, so we can regain control of email, and legitimately use it to send season’s greetings – SAFELY.

In the meantime, have a Merry Christmas…

Please join the discussion, we welcome your views...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: