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Alert: Fraudulent Email Circulating

April 14, 2014  |  by Jess

Over the weekend, some MRIS customers received an email claiming to be from MRIS with the subject line “Threat Detected.” The email warns you that a threat has been detected and asks you to click a link to “switch to the new secure anti-theft TQ4-81 Protect Cpanel.”

If you received this message, DO NOT click the link provided in this email. Simply ignore/delete the message.

MRIS is committed to notifying you about news alerts that could impact your business. If you believe your email has been hacked, follow these steps to try and recover:

1. Change the password
2. If you can’t change it because it was changed for you by a hacker – call your service provider
3. Report your problem to the service provider
4. Notify people you communicate with from the email so they are aware of what has occurred
5. Scan your computer for viruses
6. Review your email account settings/profile to make sure things have not changed on your behalf. Forwarding addresses, aliases, etc.
7. Change passwords and security questions for other online resources you use.
8. Monitor your credit and any bank activity in case sensitive information was obtained by the bad guys from your email

MRIS has previously offered the following best practices for passwords:

1. Never use dictionary words by themselves (password, summer, winter). Combine them with numbers and characters.
2. Always use strong passwords (combo, alpha numeric, character)
3. Frequently change your password (I hate this as well folks – but this is the world we live in)
4. Do not reuse passwords (I hate this as well folks but this is the world we live in)
5. Never use the same password on multiple sites (NEVER!)
6. Do not share passwords (EVER!)

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