Ransomware, phishing attacks target dentists

In a separate incident, four American Dental Association members contacted the ADA to report they received a phishing email signed with ADA President Jeffrey M. Cole’s name that included the ADA logo in an attachment.

A phishing email disguises itself as coming from a trustworthy source in an attempt to obtain sensitive information, such as usernames and passwords, or to deploy malware by tricking the recipient into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. The email was not sent by Dr. Cole.

If recipients opened the attachments, clicked a link and entered their email address and password, they should change that password as soon as possible. If they use that same password for any other online account, they should change those account passwords as well.