Every time we publish an article or news focused on security, it probably involves a warning to a phishing scam in one way or another.
However, this time, it is the Manor Independent School District who was the victim of an email phishing scam that resulted in the loss of approximately $ 2.3 million.
Although the Manor Police Department along with the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) is investigating the incident, it looks pretty bad.
They have solid clues to proceed with the investigation, so they should get more details in a few more days.
And, this case reminds us that we must be alert and be cautious of any email you have received. Not only is it limited to emails, but to anything online in general.
In this case, you will usually receive an email that impersonates an organization or an individual that you can trust (usually mention something official).
But, you must ensure that the source is legitimate, even if you have to visit the office to verify, it is worth it.
Of course, phishing email scams are quite common, so you can be a victim of something sophisticated (for example, ransomware). In any case, you should consider anything that you click or interact online.
Once you make sure you click on something legitimate, you should have no problem.
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