On September 6, 2019, the City of Canton was the target of an email Spear Phishing attack.
The City of Canton's employees are being advised to not follow links in suspicious emails, or enter any information on unfamiliar domains.
City employees are continuing to be targets of Phishing attacks, probably being conducted by adversarial state-level actors, such as Russia, China, and North Korea. City employees need to stay alert and vigilant in the fight against these attacks, because the attacks are not going to end, and they still seem to be increasing.
On January 9, 2019, a user in the City's network had a virus on their computer that sent out Spam and/or Phishing Attack emails.
The City's IT staff was quick to identify that there was an issue, and to take steps to fix the problem.
Don't Follow Suspicious Links
The City of Canton's employees are being advised to not follow links in suspicious emails, or enter any information on unfamiliar domains, even if the email they received is from someone they trust.
If you are not expecting an email from a particular user then you should at least be suspicious of the email's contents, confirm with the user that they sent the email.