Massive increase in spam and fishing messages

Massive increase in spam and fishing messages

Malicious emails can only deploy a virus onto your computer after an action has been taken from your side.

That is why it is so critical to remain vigilant when opening and reading emails

SPAM ALERT: South Africa is under attack!

Over the course of the past few weeks, many hosting companies seen a dramatic increase in SPAM attacks on servers. Internationally, many other hosting companies have reported the same problem. Fortunately, due to our multi-pronged proactive approach with regards to malicious emails, we have been able to detect this surge early on and have implemented mitigation for it.

What does this mean for you?

Companies take note:


Remind your staff to not open any suspicious emails, or click on any attachments, or links in mails sent from an individual they do not know.


Should an unknown email sender be very determined to prompt the recipient to click on an attachment or link – this should be a warning.


Make sure your IT team is on top of this and that your company’s anti-virus programs are updated.

Individuals take note:


If it sounds too good to be true, it almost ALWAYS is. DO NOT open any attachment or click on a link in an email sent from an unknown individual.


Your bank will never ask you to supply personal information via email. If you are unsure if a particular email came from your bank or not, forward the email on to your bank’s fraud department. This includes reports or statements.


Make sure your malware software is updated. We recommend a well-known and reputable brand like MalwareBytes. This is also the brand we rely on and you do not need any other antivirus software.
If you do not have it download it here: 

Some recent emails will look like this: DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK!!

Instant Web will never send you messages like this.

Spam messages


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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