Scam Of The Week: Locked PDF Phishing Attack


There is a phishing attack going on you need to know about. The campaign sends and email with the subject: “Assessment document” and the body of the email has a PDF attachment in it that claims that it is locked.

The message reads: “PDF Secure File UNLOCK to Access File Content”. If you click to unlock the document, a dialog box comes up that asks you to put in your email address and password.

If an email like that makes it into your inbox, do not click on anything, and definitely do not enter your email address and password. Follow your organization’s procedure and if you are at the house, delete the email.

Remember, Think Before You Click!

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About Kevin

Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan
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