Experienced IT professionals are believed to be well protected from online scammers who profit mostly from gullible home users. However, a huge number of cyber attackers are targeting virtual server administrators and the services they manage. Here are some of the scams and exploits admins need to be aware of.
Targeted phishing emails
While drinking your morning coffee, you open the laptop and launch your email client. Among routine messages, you spot a letter from the hosting provider reminding you to pay for the hosting plan again. It is a holiday season (or another reason) and the message offers a significant discount if you pay now.