Please continue to be cautious whenever you receive a message that contains a link to a web-site or an attachment. Here are two recent reports that illustrate why:
On one day in mid August, a record peak of 25 billion malicious attachments to e-mails were sent. Those who opened the attachment were infected with software that can make it part of a botnet, a network of millions of computers that can be centrally controlled. No one has yet determined what use will be made of this new botnet.
A recent phishing attack lures the innocent with a lawsuit threat and the claim that an attachment is evidence that their computer has been used for criminal activity. Under such circumstances, would you open the attachment?
We don’t have to be victims, but we do have to be alert.