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SPAM ALERT: South Africa is under attack!

Sep 18, 2020

Over the course of the past few weeks hosting providers seen a dramatic increase in SPAM attacks on hosting servers. Internationally, many other hosting companies have reported the same problem. Fortunately, due to local multi-pronged proactive approach with regards to malicious emails, local hosting companies have been able to detect this surge early on and have implemented mitigation for it.

What does this mean for you?
Don’t panic! A SPAM attack means you’ll perhaps see more emails in your SPAM folder and experience a slight time delay when sending or receiving mails. Whereas with Malicious emails which can only deploy a virus onto your computer after an action has been taken from your side. That is why it is so critical to remain vigilant when opening and reading emails.

Individuals take note of the following:
If it sounds too good to be true, it almost ALWAYS is. DO NOT open any attachment or click on a link in an email sent from an unknown individual. Your bank will never ask you to supply personal information via email. If you are unsure if a particular email came from your bank or not, forward the email on to your bank’s fraud department. Make sure your antivirus software is updated. We recommend a well-known and reputable brand seeing that you’ll be relying on that brand to protect your information.

Companies take note of the following:
Remind your staff to not open any suspicious emails, or click on any attachments, or links in mails sent from an individual they do not know. Should an unknown email sender be very determined to prompt the recipient to click on an attachment or link – this should be a warning. Make sure to keep your IT team informed so that they can be on top of this and that your company’s anti-virus programs are updated.

What role are Salestronics playing in all of this?
As a leading hosting company ourselves, we make it our main objective to ensure that all our customers receive fast, reliable and secure email flow. Rest assured that we are always busy behind the scenes making sure that we deliver on this promise, even if a query is being handled on behalf of a customer from a 3rd party host.

Please play your part and think twice before you or your staff members click on attachments and lets all have a happy, safe and secure email experience!

Refer to our contact details should assistance be needed…


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