SPAM ALERT -- South Africa is under attack

Over the course of the past few weeks, has seen a dramatic increase in SPAM attacks on our servers. Internationally, many other hosting companies have reported the same problem. Fortunately, due to our multi-pronged, proactive approach with regards to malicious emails, we 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.

Malicious emails 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.

Companies should note:

  • 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 seen as a warning.
  • Make sure your IT team is on top of this and that your company’s anti-virus programs are updated.

Individuals, please take note:

  • 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 like ESET. This is also the brand we rely on.

As a leading hosting company in South Africa and it is our main objective to ensure that all our customers receive fast, reliable and secure hosting. Rest assured that we are always busy behind the scenes making sure that we deliver on this promise.

Here’s to a happy, safe and secure spring season!

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