Security Advisory

Security Advisory - February 2009
Alert On Spam Email With Subject "Your private message from MIMS is about to expire"

It has come to our attention that a spam email sent under the guise of MIMS is in circulation. If you come across an email with the subject "Your private message from MIMS is about to expire", please do not reply to it or click on any of the links.

Click to view picture of spam email

To protect your computer from virus or malware (malicious software) infection, here are some precautionary measures you can take:

  1. Ensure that your antivirus software is up to date with the latest virus signatures and regularly scan your computer for viruses/malware. Below is a list of free antivirus/anti-malware scanners:
  2. Ensure that your operating system is up to date with the latest patches. This helps to tighten vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malicious software.

  3. Do not open email attachments or click on hyperlinks from unknown sources.

  4. Avoid visiting websites housing software or other unregulated online resources.

If you come across any suspicious emails or internet activity misrepresented as originating from MIMS, please report the matter to us at webmaster@mims.com