The Hackers Brief from Cyber Wyoming is sponsored by First Federal Bank & Trust. Be aware of the latest scams in Sheridan, Wyoming and the rest of the nation.
I tried to join the Illuminati
If you receive an email warning you not to believe the offer to join the Illuminati, it may be true. A Laramie citizen received an email with the saga of lighting three candles for the initiation in addition to sending a passport picture and birth certificate. CyberWyoming Note: Most legitimate clubs don’t ask for your birth certificate or passport. Yet, this could be an entertaining read. There are a lot of interesting “join the Illuminati” scams out there. Here’s a funny one that we found: https://www.vice.com/en/article/a3jgj8/i-tried-to-join-the-illuminati-and-got-scammed.
COVID-19 testing result alert
A Gillette citizen reported an email from Carolyn Lambert at Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org (note that the second s in business is missing and CyberWyoming checked – there is no such website) saying that you have been exposed to a coworker who tested positive for the OMICRON variant of COVID. The email has an attachment that Google reported as having a virus. CyberWyoming Note: Do not download or open the attachment.
Another dying widow
When a stranger wants to donate millions of dollars to you, it is a scam. This email reported by a…