Security

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

By | 2018-02-14T10:05:10+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 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 [...]

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 [...]