PETRER VIRUS | Alert for malware distribution through messages impersonating the Petrer Police

PETRER VIRUS | Alert for malware distribution through messages impersonating the Petrer Police
PETRER VIRUS | Alert for malware distribution through messages impersonating the Petrer Police

Alert for malware distribution through messages impersonating the Petrer Police

Alert in Petrer for a series of messages that They supplant the local police to steal data and infect devices. Agents have detected a malware message campaign (malicious software) in which the identity of the police institution itself is impersonated through its landline number, 965 36 60 61.

Fraudulent messages arrive identified with the fixed telephone number of the Local Police departments, which can lead victims to trust their legitimacyas the City Council warned on Thursday.

The message received by users does not contain explicit text, but includes a link that, for security reasons, has not been opened. It is presumed that this link redirects to a website containing malware with the aim of steal personal data and infect victims’ devices.

On social networks, the Local Police has also reported on this campaign, indicating that if any doubts or for any clarification, they should contact Contact with the centralat 965 37 60 61.

Given this situation, the Local Police has reminded all citizens of the importance of follow a series of security measures to protect yourself from this type of threatsincreasingly frequent and arriving via WhatsApp, SMS and email.

These viruses seek to take control of or block devices, as well as steal personal and financial data.

Tips

  • Do not open links or download files from dubious sources: It is essential to be wary of messages that come from unknown sources or that seem suspicious, even if they appear legitimate at first glance.
  • Keep updated Operating system and antivirus: Keeping your device software up to date is key to ensuring you have the latest protection against malware and other cyber threats.

  • Accomplish regular backups: Maintaining separate backups of important data allows for information recovery in the event that the device is compromised.

  • The local police urge Do not interact with the links included in such messages and remember that you can report any suspicious activity by contacting us through official channels. Citizen cooperation is vital to stop the spread of this type of fraud and ensure the safety of residents.

 
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