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Many types of exploits, viruses, spyware, scams and other threats are present on the web and endanger users daily.  Hilltop works hard to keep abreast of new threats to our users and keep you updated on the most important developing stories.  This page serves to document newly discovered threats so you can avoid them before they cause problems. 

Please note: if you receive any unsolicited emails from Hilltop asking you to click or run anything, please contact us before opening to verify authenticity.

ANY COMMUNICATION FROM HILLTOP REGARDING YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE SIGNED BY A HILLTOP EMPLOYEE BY NAME.  ALSO, WE WILL NEVER INCLUDE EXECUTABLE ATTACHMENTS OR ZIP FILES WITHOUT CONFIRMING THIS WITH YOU FIRST.

If you have any questions about communications purporting to be from Hilltop, please email or call us immediately, before opening any attachments or following links.

 


If you are not running updated antivirus and antispyware software, we recommend the following products:

Windows Defender by Microsoft - provides free protection from spyware threats.

Grisoft AVG Antivirus - provides free or paid protection from virus threats.

 


Current Threats

Facebook "Password Reset" hoax/virus

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Oct 29 2009 at 8:54 am
Current Threats >>

An email from "The Facebook Team [password@facebook.com]" is circulating.  Sample email:

Hey [user],

 

Because of the measures taken to provide safety to our clients, your password has been changed.

You can find your new password in attached document.

 

Thanks,

The Facebook Team.

 

The file contains a ZIP attachment which contains an EXE file.  This file may contain virus or other malicious code.  Please do not open the attachment - simply delete the email.

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