Contacts: Primary and Finance
Date Sent: 2/1/19
Description: Recently MERS was notified from a handful of customers that they received suspicious emails with the subject line "Invoice" coming from, what appears to be, a MERS email address. MERS has confirmed that these emails are coming from an external source with malicious intent. Please note that after extensive review, MERS has confirmed that no data breach has occurred. Your information with us is safe and secure.
Today (2/1), MERS sent an email to all primary and finance contacts at all municipalities notifying them that these emails are circulating, and provided some email and web link best practices to ensure they are not falling victim to a cybersecurity attack.
A copy of the eblast can be viewed here.