Viasat treats phishing and other scams very seriously, and we have a number of tools at our disposal to block these at the source once we learn about them. If you believe you've received a phishing scam, please email email@example.com and we'll look into it right away. Doing so will protect you as well as other customers who might not realize it's a scam!
Internet security software and other tools to protect your computer and email get more sophisticated every day, but they don’t work if you open the door to scammers trying to trick you into revealing sensitive information. These are known as “phishing” attacks. Here are a few tips to help you steer clear of them while using your Viasat Internet service.
Phishing is a common form of internet fraud in which online criminals use email or instant messaging to gain critical personal information, like your Social Security number, usernames and passwords. Typically, a phisher comes in the guise of a trusted relationship — like your bank, internet service provider or even a friend — to lure you into sharing personal information.
A phishing email might urge you to verify your account or confirm billing information. By clicking on the link or sending the requested identifying information, the phisher can gain access to your accounts.
“Always Think and Don’t Just Link,” is a motto introduced by MindfulSecurity.com, a site dedicated to raising awareness about internet security. Remember it and these other tips, even when you’re opening an email from an address you recognize:
Deploying these solutions doesn’t take a lot of time, and if you compare it to the months or even years of hassle you can endure if someone steals your identity, it’s well worth the effort.