Security Risks

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Scam of the Week: Airline Confirmation Fraud

By | 2017-04-05T16:34:00+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , |

There is a new spin on an existing phishing scam you need to be aware of. Bad guys are doing research on you personally using social media and find out where and when you (might) travel for business. Next, they craft an email especially for you with an airline reservation or receipt that looks just [...]

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 [...]