Reported USB Scam Shows the Importance of Security Awareness Training
Just when you thought scammers couldn’t get more tricky in their attacks, this example will prove you wrong.
One of our KnowBe4 colleagues shared this LinkedIn post on a recent USB fail:
As you can see, the Microsoft USB looks VERY similar to a USB you would receive from Microsoft in the mail. Unfortunately, the USB was plugged into the victim’s computer and then a ransomware attack officially launched.
This should be a valuable learning lesson for anyone that receives something suspicious in the mail that is software – ALWAYS assume that it could be suspicious and always report it to your organization to ensure that it is safe. New-school security awareness training can help your users identify the common red flags.