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 [...]

[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: Phishing Moves to Smishing

By | 2017-07-26T13:30:53+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security, Mobile|Tags: , , , |

Bad guys are increasingly targeting you through your smartphone. They send texts that trick you into doing something against your own best interests. At the moment, there is a mystery shopping scam going on, starting out with a text invitation, asking you to send an email for more info which then gets you roped into [...]

Google Docs Phishing Scam Spreading Quickly

By | 2017-05-03T15:42:19+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , |

A very convincing Google Docs phishing scheme is racing around the internet right now, which means you should avoid clicking any weird Google Docs that have been emailed to you recently — even if it’s from someone you know. If you click the link, it asks for some access permissions to your Gmail account (which [...]