Cybercriminal activity has exploded in recent months, targeting every type of organization, including nonprofits such as TMA. We’d like to make you aware of a few types of cybercrimes that you might see as a member of the TMA community. This is not an exhaustive list, but it is something we see frequently.
Email Spoofing/Phishing Bad actors will send emails that appear to be from TMA but are actually spoofed. We understand that this can be confusing and alarming, so we’d like to take a moment to explain what spoofing emails are and reassure you that our organization has not been breached. Spoofing emails are deceptive messages created by malicious individuals to appear as though they are sent from a trusted source, such as our organization. These emails often contain familiar logos, email addresses, and other elements that make them look legitimate. The aim of these spoofed emails is to trick recipients into taking certain actions, such as clicking on malicious links or providing sensitive information. It's essential to understand that receiving spoofing emails does not mean our organization is involved in any malicious activity or that our systems have been compromised. Spoofing is a common tactic used by cybercriminals to target various organizations and individuals worldwide. Unfortunately, it is beyond our control to prevent these spoofed emails from being sent.
To protect yourself from falling victim to spoofing emails, please be cautious when opening emails, especially if they ask for sensitive information or contain unexpected attachments or links. If you ever doubt the authenticity of an email from our organization, please do not hesitate to contact us directly to verify its legitimacy. You can reach TMA by phone at 312-578-6900 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org