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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

UPS/FedEX/USPS Email Scams

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Oct 16 2009 at 1:06 pm
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We have noticed a rise in fake package tracking emails, purported to be from large parcel carriers.  Upon opening such an email, you will notice a small ZIP file attachment.  The email instructs you to open this attachment to view the tracking or delivery information.  However, the ZIP actually contains a virus which is installed on your PC upon opening the executable file. 

Rule of thumb: never open EXE attachments, and be extremely careful of ZIP attachments from unknown sources as they may contain malicious files.

Here is an example:

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