Phishing

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 [...]

[ALERT] A Big Locky Ransomware Phishing Attack Infects With the New Diablo6 Strain

By | 2017-08-17T09:25:17+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , |

A massive, worldwide ransomware attack is currently unfolding, powered from more than 11,625 distinct IP addresses in 133 different countries, experts at cyber security vendor Comodo said today. The campaign was first detected on Aug. 9, and more than 62,000 phishing emails related to the attack were detected at Comodo-protected endpoints alone, as of Friday. [...]

New Type of WhatsApp Phishing Attack

By | 2017-07-26T13:54:40+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security, Mobile|Tags: , , |

Heads-up. There is a new social engineering attack currently being tested in Europe, and that means we will see it in America in the near future. The bad guys are using malicious WhatsApp ads, which offer a 250 dollar coupon for a well-known retailer, in exchange for a short survey. The invite looks like it [...]

Scam Of The Week: New FBI and IRS Alerts Against W-2 Phishing

By | 2017-07-26T13:57:46+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , |

This year, authorities are warning about a massive wave of W-2 tax form phishing scams. Cyber criminals are sending "spoofed" emails that look like they come from the CEO or another C-level executive and ask for a PDF with the W-2 tax information of all employees. The W-2's have all the information needed to file [...]