February 24, 2020 3:29 pm

Dear Friends,
The IT department at the Diocese sent out the following, which is good to know.

Cybercriminals are starting to exploit the coronavirus epidemic in their attacks. In the last week, security experts have seen phishing emails purporting to be from the World Health Organization (WHO). These emails prompt you to enter your email address and password to get helpful safety advice – and in doing so, you inadvertently give the crooks access to your email and account.

• Never let yourself feel pressured into clicking a link in an email. Most importantly, don’t act on emails you didn’t ask for and weren’t expecting.
• Never enter data that a website shouldn’t be asking for. There is no reason for a health awareness web page to ask for your email address, let alone your password. If in doubt, don’t give it out.
• Communicate with your fellow staff, parishioners, and families that we will never request gift cards or other monetary gifts be sent via txt or email.