(HOUSTON) — We have a computer malware threat to tell you about.
People have been alerting us saying they’re getting e-mails from what purports to be a legitimate law firm with a link that claims to be information on a court date set up for them.
That link, instead, will install malware on their computers.
Houston Internet attorney Travis Crabtree says the unsolicited nature of the e-mail should throw up a red flag.
“If it’s an e-mail that comes completely out of the blue from a firm or company you haven’t done business with, be suspicious,” Crabtree says.
Crabtree says legitimate subpoenas will never come in an e-mail.
“Any type of service of a lawsuit or a notice for you to show up for court is going to show up either in a certified mailing from the courthouse, or a constable is going to hand-deliver it to you and tell you, like you see in the movies, ‘You’ve been served,’” Crabtree says.
Official-Looking E-Mail Will Install Malware On Computers was originally published on news92fm.com