17.5 C
Byron Shire
April 14, 2021

Echo a victim of phishing scam

Latest News

SCU celebrates alumni achievements with awards

A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.

Other News

Northern Rivers Food Harvest food trail will return in 2021!

The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail, to be held on the weekend of 1–2 May 2021, is guaranteed to be a very Northern Rivers experience, reflecting and celebrating the distinctive provenance of our region’s food. The Trail will offer lots of wonderful eating and drinking experiences; being jam-packed with our most-acclaimed restaurants, producers, farmers and growers.

Brunswick Heads surf lifesaver wins gold 

Brunswick Heads surf lifesaver Paul ‘Punchy’ Davis won gold in the 600m paddle board race

My own pandemic imaginations

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Imagination is a powerful mechanism; I must admit I get unsettled with my own pandemic imaginations...

Local photographer finalist in National Portrait Prize

Lismore-based photographer R J Poole is one of eighty finalists from over 3,000 entries in this year's Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

A man dead after boat capsizes on Ballina Bar

Police have confirmed that a man has died after a boat capsized at Ballina earlier today.

Man charged with assault after death at Coffs Harbour

A man will face court today charged with assault as inquiries continue into the death of a man at Coffs Harbour after an altercation on Saturday.

One of the screens the phishing scam pops up. DO NOT click on any link that looks like a Dropbox link sent to you by the Echo in recent days.
One of the screens the phishing scam pops up. DO NOT click on any link that looks like a Dropbox link sent to you by The Echo yesterday.

As a result of a phishing scam, hackers yesterday sent many people an email, purportedly from The Echo, entitled ‘Find the copy – PDF’. This was not a genuine Echo email.

The Echo has issued the following advice to any recipients of that email: DO NOT FOLLOW THE LINK AND ENTER YOUR PASSWORD.

Please DELETE the email, rather than mark it as spam.

If you follow the link and enter your password then it is most likely that your email will be hacked too. If this is the case you will need to CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD STRAIGHT AWAY.If your email has been hacked it is likely that all of your contacts will receive the same or a similar scam, that your contacts may then be deleted, and all incoming mail may be forwarded to another address and/or deleted.If you received the email, followed the link and entered your password, you will need to check if you are still receiving emails or if other settings have been changed. If you are unsure if any of these things have happened it would be best if you contact an IT person for assistance.

As a result of our email account being hacked, emails that were sent to [email protected] or [email protected] between 1.07pm and 4.42pm on Thursday 8 January were deleted from our system. We think we have restored those emails but if you sent The Echo any correspondence during that time we would greatly appreciate it if you could send it to us again.

We apologise for any confusion or inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

 


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Red Cross offers additional bushfire grants

Australian Red Cross is opening a final round of support grants for people affected by the bushfires who are suffering extreme financial hardship.

The return of the prodigal son

Gallery DownTown, the annexe of Tweed Regional Gallery, is presenting a new exhibition by regional artists.

Rotary Downunder Baton handed over at Byron Bay

The Rotary Club of Byron Bay recently took the Rotary Downunder Baton to the most easterly point of Australia as part of its national journey. As well as being the national celebration of one hundred years of service by Rotary in Australia, the theme for the centenary is 'Rotary says no to domestic violence'.

Interview with Jean Kittson

Comedian, writer, and social commentator Jean Kittson has the ability to distil complex ideas into commonsense. Jean is one of the national treasures in conversation with Mandy Nolan and Fiona O’Loughlin at No Eggs for Breakfast, a comedic chat themed around life beyond fertility! It seemed remiss not to ask Ms Kittson on her take on the debacle that is federal politics and gender equity.