Malicious Pretext Phone Calls: RISK High

August 27, 2019

We have had many reports of pretext calls being received from fraudsters pretending to be from well known software companies such as Adobe or Microsoft. These callers will try to convince you that they are from the stated company and would like to send you a patch via an email attachment.

These attachments contain malicious payloads. If you are not expecting a call from the company in question, do not reveal any personal information, do not give them your email address and end the conversation as quickly as possible. Should you receive the follow up email, please forward it to phishing@uwo.ca and then delete it from your
inbox.


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