Fraud

Chrome Extensions Spreading Through Facebook Caught Stealing Passwords

By | 2018-05-16T20:19:42+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: phishing, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Luring users on social media to visit lookalike version of popular websites that pop-up a legitimate-looking Chrome extension installation window is one of the most common modus operandi of cyber-criminals to spread malware. Security researchers are again warning users of a new malware campaign that has been active since at least March this year [...]

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

By | 2018-03-27T11:44:02+00:00 April 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 [...]

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

By | 2018-02-28T15:54:46+00:00 March 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+00:00 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 [...]

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 [...]