Security Risks

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 [...]

New Scam of the Week – Valentine’s Day Scams

By | 2017-02-13T14:11:00+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , |

It's Valentine's Day and the scammers are out in full force... again. There are many ways these online criminals try to trick you, but the most common are phony florists, online dating scams, phony electronic greeting cards and delivery scams. So, here are the red flags you need to look out for. Do not trust emails or [...]