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Keep these cyberthug holidays marked on your calendar

David Geer | Aug. 20, 2015
It’s no happy day for enterprises when cyber thugs celebrate their favorite ‘holidays’—special days when they attack with even more cunning and fervor. Learn these days and get ready to respond to related exploitations.

During tax time, says Lazarikos, remember that the IRS never sends such emails. They will only make contact through the US mail. “If you are a business owner, employee, or executive who received this, email the IRS about it at phishing@irs.gov,” says Lazarikos. Certainly never open it or follow its instructions. Keep and share clear, highly-visible, company-wide policies about this.

The broader calendar

If you’ve been around, you probably know that attacks ebb and flow. If this seems to happen with your organization around particular dates or events, add them to the list to make yourself especially resilient at these times.

 

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