HSBC Online Banking Services Shut Down Following DDoS Attacks

This DDOS attack in the UK is significant not only for the target chosen, but also due to the timing.

BlackEnergy APT Group Spreading Malware via Tainted Word Docs

I do not want to be overly simplistic in my response to this article because I realize these are well crafted payloads and creative phishing attempts.  But at the end of the day, don’t open attachments from strangers.  It really can be that simple.  Think twice or three times, or more, before you click.