LARAMIE — Wyoming citizens reporting phishing emails to help their friends and neighbors avoid scams is why the CyberWyoming Alliance set up firstname.lastname@example.org. For the May 3 edition of the Hacker’s Brief, an email from Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center was reported by a Sheridan citizen and was mistaken for a scam. However, the email was real and the CyberWyoming Alliance has printed a retraction.
This creates a great learning experience for CyberWyoming Alliance staff to take that extra minute to research the scam reported by the citizen, a normal practice that was missed for this email on May 3.
Research includes a combination of the following tools and searches.
1. Checking the sender’s address.
• Could it be a real domain? A simple Google search gives a clue.
• If it looks real, then CyberWyoming Alliance…