Cyber Security

Uber Hack

By | 2017-11-22T13:23:11+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Uber suffered a data breach a year ago, and the address and email information of 57 million people were stolen. Uber paid off the hackers who then supposedly deleted the data, but that cannot be confirmed. Watch out for phishing emails related to this Uber data theft, for instance that your "Uber account was compromised" [...]

Is the Worst Yet to Come?

By | 2017-11-14T12:05:16+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ransomware has tipped the 1 billion mark and damages are expected to be around 5 billion before the year is out. Use of ransomware has evolved throughout the year with a 600% rise in URL emails delivering malware in just Q3 2017. CEO fraud (aka BEC) has cost another 5 billion according to the FBI [...]

Scam Of The Week: Massive Netflix Phishing Campaign

By | 2017-11-07T13:54:34+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heads-up! Bad guys are emailing you that your Netflix account has been suspended, and it looks just like the real thing. They are trying to get your login information and your credit card data. Don't fall for this type of scam. If you want to change the settings of subscription services like this, never click [...]

Bad guys are exploiting the Las Vegas shooting

By | 2017-10-12T13:39:47+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heads-up! Bad guys are exploiting the Las Vegas shooting. There are fake Facebook pages, tweets are going out with fake charity websites, and phishing emails are sent out asking for donations to bogus Vegas Charities. Don't fall for any scams. If you want to make a donation, you can go to http://www.charitynavigator.org before you consider [...]

New Evil Locky Ransomware Strain Evades Machine Learning Security Software

By | 2017-10-06T09:36:22+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here is the latest tactic in the cat-and-mouse game between cybercrime and security software vendors. The bad guys have come up with new a ransomware phishing attack, tricking users to open what appears to be a document scanned from an internal Konica Minolta C224e. This model is one of the most popular business scanner/printers in [...]

Scam of the Week: “Fake-tortion” Phishing Attacks

By | 2017-09-25T15:44:25+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , |

There is a new, sophisticated email scam you need to watch out for. Bad guys first send emails with links to inappropriate websites to business email addresses, and then follow up with extortion threats, claiming your workstation is infected and that they "know what you just looked at", and say they will send a video [...]

Scam of the Week: Equifax Phishing Attacks

By | 2017-09-11T11:04:11+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , |

Cyber criminals have stolen 143 million credit records in the recent hacking scandal at big-three credit bureau Equifax. At this point you have to assume that the bad guys have highly personal information that they can use to trick you. You need to watch out for the following things: Phishing emails that claim to be [...]

Equifax Hack

By | 2017-09-08T10:13:29+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , |

Credit-reporting company Equifax Inc. disclosed Thursday that hackers gained access to some of its systems, compromising the personal information of about 143 million U.S. consumers. OUCH. One more data breach that will lead to phishing emails with credit-card related themes, which are sometimes very hard to resist because money is at stake. Please do not [...]

[ALERT] The IRS Issued An Urgent Warning Against An IRS / FBI-Themed Ransomware Phishing Attack

By | 2017-09-01T09:18:05+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , |

"Heads-up! The IRS is warning against a new phishing scam that tries to make you download an FBI questionnaire. But if you click the link, your computer will be infected with ransomware instead. The scam email uses the emblems of both the IRS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Remember that the IRS does not [...]

Scam of the Week: Hurricane Harvey Charity Fraud

By | 2017-08-28T10:13:59+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security, Social Media|Tags: , , , |

Heads-up! Bad guys are exploiting the Hurricane Harvey disaster. There are fake Facebook pages, tweets are going out with fake charity websites, and phishing emails are sent out asking for donations to #HurricaneHarvey Relief Funds that they keep for themselves. Don't fall for any scams. If you want to make a donation, go to the [...]