INTERNET USERS BEWARE: THIS COST OUR CLIENT A MILLION!

Perhaps, you must have come across a mail in your inbox titled United Parcel Service Notification or DHL Notification, Please ignore. UPS and DHL does not and will not send a notification to you. Furthermore, the mail is been sent from an e-mail address that looks like these – support3hlfu@ups.com, dhlinqx@dhl.com; a file with a .zip extension is always attached with the mail, for you to view, if you try extracting that file, your device operating system will crash the next day.
Please adhere, and inform others, its quite inevitable, because there are over 40million Nigerians using the internet. Remember, no one can reap, where he/she has not sowed.

Chuka Momoh, use to be one of our new clients, he’s internet saavy, and leverages on Internet to increase ROI with respect to his business. Last week, he sent us a support form for his 5 workstations for vulnerability. We arranged for a vulnerability test, and in few mins, we found out that these mails were the cause of his/workstation’s demise.

He told us the mail was sent to all his employee, and they all tried opening the attachement. Alas!there was a 1.2million worth prototype estate on one of the workstation. The only back up they had was one of the compromised workstation.

Author: Oludotun Babayemi

I work on for profit or not - for - profit projects as a Project Planner, Grant Writer and Information Manager.11 years ago, I started Cloneshouse Nigeria, 10 years ago, I started Follow The Money, with a Colleague in 2012, a citizen-led movement that promotes social accountability in rural communities, which a year after, got registered legally as Connected Development [CODE]. In the past 7 years, I have evaluated projects on Water, Power, Education, Health, Disaster Risk in Nigeria, and West Africa countries with the United Nations and the Japan International Corporation Agency. Education and Fellowships include Stanford University, USA; Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; School of Data, Open Knowledge International, UK; USAID - Crisismappers. I Tweet @dotunbabayemi and am an email away at oludotunbabayemi@gmail.com

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