It has come to our attention that some scammers are sending out emails that appear to be coming from the EGPRN chairperson and supposedly asking for assistance. It seems that the attackers are trying to use the well formed bond between our members and are trying to convince them to send money.
Due to the technical nature of email delivery, it is relatively simple to make an email look like it's being sent from someone else's address. These attempts are not an indication that our systems have been compromised, all of our systems are running securely. It appears that the attackers are using the publicly available email addresses on our web page to conduct these attacks.
At no time, neither EGPRN or none of it's board members will ask for direct money transfers, or other sensitive information (personal information, passwords, credit card or bank account numbers) by email. Technically, it is not completely possible to prevent these kinds of attacks. Therefore it is best practice to have general awareness, use common sense and good judgment to just ignore these emails. When in doubt, avoid replying to these emails and always contact a third person that will know the person asking for confirmation. You may contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for any such inquiries.
EGPRN Executive BoardThis article was publised under the category News on 31/01/2019 10:00.