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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

"New Email Settings" virus

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Oct 14 2009 at 2:57 pm
Current Threats >>

We and our customers have begun receiving "email settings change" notification emails.  These emails contain ZIP attachments which contain viruses.

Example email:

Dear user of the _____.com mailing service!

 

We are informing you that because of the security upgrade of the mailing service your mailbox ____@______.com settings were changed. In order to apply the new set of settings open zip attached file.

 

Best regards, _____.com Technical Support.

 

Please beware of any notice coming from any email address at your domain name.  Hilltop never sends emails through your domain name.  All communication from Hilltop will come from email addresses @hilltop.net.

Do not open the files inside the ZIP attachment, as you may be infected with the virus/trojan carried by the email.  Also, it is not recommended that you click any links in such emails.

If you have any questions as to the authenticity of any mail received on behalf of your domain, please forward it to support@hilltop.net.

 

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