Staying Safe from Phishing Scams: Your Ultimate Guide. What is phishing? This guide will take you through an introduction to what phishing is and how to protect yourself. Introduction In today’s digital age, where technology plays an integral role in our lives, the threat of phishing scams looms larger than ever. Phishing scams are deceptive […]
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Cyber scammers target parents, grandparents for digital theft. Losses from digital theft have doubled over the past two years, according to the FBI. Sharyn Alfonsi shows how cyber scammers are using AI, apps and social engineering to target seniors. Be aware of any demands from anyone with time sensitive demand for money. The Rising Tide […]
The vast majority (80%) of ransomware attacks can be traced back to common configuration errors in software and devices, according to Microsoft. The tech giant’s latest Cyber Signals report focuses on the ransomware as a service (RaaS) model, which it claims has democratized the ability to launch attacks to groups “without sophistication or advanced skills.’” […]
SMISHING is on the rise Sending emails and texts that impersonate businesses and financial institutions is a common method used by scammers to obtain your personal information and commit identity fraud. SMS Phishing, also known as “Smishing”, is a method that uses fraudulent text messages that ask you to click on a malicious link or […]
In a recent PC World article, some people are receiving what looks like a full retail copy of Microsoft Office in the mail. They never ordered it. NEVER PLUG IN RANDOM USB DRIVES They are finding themselves with an infected computer. The scam is attempting people to plug in the USB drive. Once inserted into […]
Let’s fight fraud together. Follow these simple steps to protect yourself Here are some ways to protect yourself from fraud occurring daily. Protect yourself. Protect your information. Protect your money. If you get a suspicious call, email, or text, don’t disclose any personal information until you verify it’s from a legitimate source. If you have […]
There have been many spyware vulnerabilities for mobile devices such as iPhones and Android. This Reuters Article details the account of how a Saudi woman’s iPhone revealed the details of a spyware network. The spyware she was infected was a Zero Click. The type of spyware Citizen Lab discovered on al-Hathloul’s iPhone is known as […]
‘Highest Level of Critical Vulnerability’ Found in Certain Hikvision Products A cybersecurity researcher discovered that a vulnerability in Hikvision firmware allowed for potential attackers to gain full control of devices without a username or password. In addition to the IP camera being compromised, internal networks are also vulnerable.
Internet scams are on the rise, but that does not mean you need to be a victim. Social engineering scams have existed throughout history. Social engineering is a practice of deceiving people to obtain valuable information and/or money. The FBI says it is seeing a record spike in internet scams — with 800,000 reports in 2020 alone. Now, the scams are getting much more complicated, with victims stating they never saw […]
Organizations doing business in China have been warned that official looking software mandated for download by domestic banks may actually contain backdoor malware.