Cyberfraudsters are sending out contaminated PowerPoint files via email. What makes these emails so special is that they are smart enough to evade most security filters and if you are unfortunate enough to click on the link and open the PowerPoint file a chain of events is started which results in your device being infected by the scary sounding “Lokibot” malware. It sounds scary and it is, Lokibot steals passwords and banking details.
NEVER CLICK ON AN EMAIL LINK UNLESS YOU 200% TRUST THE SENDER
Tips and Advice
- Don’t Click! – If you receive an email with a PowerPoint attachment, call the sender to doublecheck that it’s from a trusted source
- Report it! – Mark any suspicious emails as junk
- Clean it up! – If you think that you may have opened a “dirty” attachment please read the Reassura Guide to a Healthy Computer to clean it up
- Contact – your bank or credit card company if you are worried about having given out financial details
- ID Protection – If you’re worried about identity fraud and would like to protect your identity contact CIFAS
- Still Unsure? – Join Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisors will help you to stay safe
- To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool
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