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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

Upgrade/Update Notice email virus

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Oct 19 2009 at 12:23 pm
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Emails from 'tech-admin' and 'system-administrator' have appeared with subjects similar to "Attention - Important Notification" and "Read carefully: mail system upgrade".  These emails are simiar to the one below, and contain links to malicious code.  To avoid infections, simply avoid clicking the links.

Attention!

 

  On October 22, 2009 server upgrade will take place. Due to this the system may be offline for approximately half an hour.

The changes will concern security, reliability and performance of mail service and the system as a whole.

For compatibility of your browsers and mail clients with upgraded server software you should run SSl certificates update procedure.

 This procedure is quite simple. All you have to do is just to click the link provided, to save the patch file and then to run it from your computer location. That's all.

 

http://updates.[yourdomain].secure.usadminsdb.net/core/id=75967677105-email@address-patch1095.exe

 

 Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter and sorry for possible inconveniences.

 

 System Administrator

 

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