Easter Holiday Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns

As the Easter holiday approaches, US-CERT reminds users to stay aware of holiday scams and cyber campaigns, which may include:

  • shipping notifications that may be phishing scams or may contain malware
  • electronic greeting cards that may contain malware
  • requests for charitable contributions that may be phishing scams and may originate from illegitimate sources claiming to be charities


US-CERT encourages users and administrators to use caution when encountering these types of email messages and take the following preventative measures to protect themselves from phishing scams and malware campaigns:


Refer to the Holiday Traveling with Personal Internet-Enabled Devices Cyber Security Tip for more information on protecting personal mobile devices while traveling over the holidays.

To see this on its original page, use the following link: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/04/09/Easter-Holiday-Phishing-Scams-and-Malware-Campaigns


If you have any questions, contact:
Technology Assistance Center
231-591-4822 or toll free at 887-779-4822
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