EXCEL April Newsletter

Hiring anyone? Be careful — there is a new scam that embeds malware into files that look like job application files.

In this newsletter:

  • New Cyberattack Disguises Malware as Job Applications
  • 84% of Phishing Sites Last Less Than 24 Hours
  • Ransomware: If You Get Hit, Should You Pay Up?
  • How to Make Google Chrome Faster for Web Browsing

New Cyberattack Disguises Malware as Job Applications

Hiring new staff? Be careful about opening attachments from candidates. There's a new malware campaign that targets people who need to open attachments from unknown sources, like job applicants. (ZDNet)

84% of Phishing Sites Last Less Than 24 Hours

Step 1: Set up a fake website. Step 2: Send phishing emails to scam as many people as you can before the site gets taken down or email filters get updated. That's the carefully crafted formula that hackers use to target your business and obtain your sensitive information. (Infosecurity Magazine)

Ransomware: If You Get Hit, Should You Pay Up?

Ransomware encrypts your files and demands you pay to get your data back. The incentives for hackers are straightforward — they're looking for a big payday — but it's less clear whether victims should cooperate. Read what you should know about your options. (ZD Net)

How to Make Google Chrome Faster for Web Browsing

Slow web browsing is irritating. If your data connection is fast enough, the slowness could be a result of a sluggish web browser. See how to make Google Chrome faster. (Foss Bytes)