Phishing Scam: The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act is a hot topic right now, and apparently cybercriminals are jumping on that bandwagon. According to a recent IT security awareness alert, an email supposedly from a governmental agency is being sent out directing recipients to health care coverage information. Instead, the site attempts to steal personal information or install malicious code.

The US Computer Readiness Team (US-CERT) has a website about defending against these types of social engineering attacks. Many of their tips will sound familiar – like not clicking on links or attachments in suspicious emails. You can read more by clicking here.