Scams

Scam Of The Week: Fiendishly Clever Gmail Phishing Scam You Need To Know About

By |2018-04-10T10:47:36+00:00April 15th, 2018|Categories: phishing, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

There is a new scam where hackers send you a text that asks you about a password reset on your account, and if you have not sent this request, to text the word STOP.  This is a scam. Here is how this scam works. The victim receives a text asking whether they’ve requested a password reset [...]

Only Half of Organizations that Pay Ransomware Operators Get Their Data Back

By |2018-03-27T11:44:02+00:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: phishing, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) are the preferred target by ransomware operators, due to weaker protection and greater willingness to pay up. Ransomware, the prolific malware that locks down computer files until the victim pays to regain access, remains the fastest-growing cyber threat, targeting users from the regular Joe to entire corporate networks. In a mashup of [...]

Phishing Via Social Media Up 100 Percent!

By |2018-03-16T08:46:50+00:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The most interesting trend to surface in a recent phishing report was a 100 percent increase in phishing campaigns leveraging social media platforms, accounting for 20 percent of the top 10 most phished brands. Phishing actors are always innovating and creating new methods to lure victims into gaining access to their financial information, PII, and user accounts. [...]

Scam of the Week: Lowlife Scum Exploits Recent Florida Parkland School Shooting

By |2018-02-28T15:54:46+00:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: phishing, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lowlife internet scum are trying to benefit from the Florida Parkland school shootings. They are now sending out phishing campaigns with topics and hashtags like #Parkland, #guncontrolnow, #Florida, #guncontrol, and #NikolasCruz  that try to trick you into clicking on a variety of links about blood drives, charitable donations, "inside" information or "exclusive" videos. Don't let them [...]

Scam of the Week: Wave of Payroll Direct Deposit Phishing Attacks

By |2018-02-14T10:05:10+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

There is a new Direct Deposit phishing attack you need to watch out for!  These scams are affecting employers nationwide without regard to their payroll portals or payroll service providers: "Employers beware: Companies are experiencing a wave of phishing scams that target employee paychecks. Here is the scenario: An employee receives from a company email [...]

Industries Most At Risk Of Phishing Attacks Revealed

By |2018-01-30T07:58:10+00:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A recent study of phishing statistics for top industries released by one of our technology partners, shows small insurance companies have the highest percentage of phish-prone employees in the small to mid–size organization category. While not-for-profit organizations take the lead in large organizations.   The study, drawn from a data set of more than six million [...]

Fake Meltdown And Spectre Patch Phishing Emails

By |2018-01-11T13:53:56+00:00January 11th, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

You may have read in the press or seen our earlier announcement that it was recently discovered that practically all computer systems worldwide have a hardware bug called "Meltdown" and "Spectre". Hardware and software vendors have been working hard to create software patches to get around this problem and we are in the process to [...]

W-2 Phishing Scams Will Resurface In A Few Weeks

By |2017-12-16T18:50:06+00:00December 16th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

W-2 phishing season is just a few weeks away. For the past several tax seasons, cyber criminals have used sophisticated social engineering tactics to dupe hundreds of payroll and HR departments into providing W-2 data on their employees, which results in the filing of fraudulent tax returns, other identity theft cases and class-action lawsuits against [...]

Uber Hack

By |2017-11-22T13:23:11+00:00November 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" [...]

Scam Of The Week: Massive Netflix Phishing Campaign

By |2017-11-07T13:54:34+00:00November 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 [...]