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New Year, Same W2 Phishing Scam

By |2020-01-23T15:57:35-06:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: phishing, Security, Business, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

New Phishing Attack Targeting ADP Users A phishing attack claiming to be ADP – one of the world’s largest HR and Payroll companies – telling you your W2 is ready! This recycled W2 phishing scam targets payroll and HR personel. It  appears to be from a corporte executive and typically begins with a friendly [...]

Ransomware Incident Blocks Law Firms From Their Trial Records

By |2019-11-04T14:14:05-06:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Security, Business, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Reams of digital legal documents have been held hostage under a ransomware threat to a South Florida software company that manages electronic records for thousands of law firms nationwide. Earlier this month, TrialWorks began alerting its customers about the security breach and initially indicated it was caused by a Microsoft service outage affecting Outlook desktop [...]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: SMB Edition

By |2019-10-24T15:04:40-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Security, Business, Cyber Security, Network|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

During the month of October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month reminds us of  category of crime tht continues to inflict companies and taxplayers with damages amounting in the billions of dollars every year. The only way to future-proof your business is by staying up to date on the latest threat landscape. To help you, here are five [...]

Phishing: A Threat to 2020 Elections

By |2019-07-11T08:58:42-05:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Security, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Homeland Security Warning About Phishing As A Threat to 2020 Elections Beware of phishing attempts! U.S Department of Homeland Security is warning top state election officials nationwide to safeguard against fradulent emails targeting state and local election.These emails appear as if they come from a legitimate source and contain links that, if clicked, will open [...]

80% of All Phishing Attacks Targeted U.S. Organizations

By |2019-04-18T11:36:30-05:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: phishing, Security, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

U.S. entities remained the most attractive targets of phishing attacks throughout 2018, with an estimated 84% of the total volume of millions of incidents analyzed during the last year. The top organizations targeted by phishing attacks when taking into account the industry sectors were financial institutions (28,9%), email and online services (24,1%), cloud and file storage (12,6%), [...]

[SCAM OF THE WEEK]: Notre Dame Disaster Causes FireStorm Of Social Engineering And Misinformation

By |2019-04-18T11:45:07-05:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: phishing, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire and was barely saved from total destruction. Millions of people visit every year and hundreds of millions feel a powerful, and personal, sense of connection to it. Seeing the cathedral burn was a tragedy, and the bad guys were faster than ever to leverage it into misinformation and social engineering. [...]

Malicious Business Email Campaign targets Banks and Financial Service Companies

By |2018-12-28T10:34:34-06:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Researchers have spotted and tracked a new campaign aimed at tricking employees of US financial firms and banks into downloading Houdini Malware, a self-propagating malware strain. In addition to its C2 (command-and-control) functionality, the Houdini remote access trojan (RAT) possesses the ability to move laterally, leveraging removable drives. This malware does not possess a native ransomware component. However, [...]

[Scam Of The Week] New Sextortion Attacks Take A Dark Turn

By |2018-12-12T09:55:56-06:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Security, Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

New Sextortion Attacks Take A Dark Turn And Infect People With GandCrab Ransomware A recent report shows that last week, employees in the U.S have been bombarded by a spam attack! This attack pushes a double-whammy of a sextortion attempts combined with ransomware! Starting around May 2018, there have been a number of attack waves [...]

Marriott reveals data breach of 500 million Starwood guests!

By |2018-11-30T11:51:00-06:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Please read if you have ever stayed at a Marriott! For about 327 million of the 500, the breached data includes names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers (!), Starwood Preferred Guest ("SPG") account information, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information, reservation date, and communication preferences. The company said in a [...]

IRS Issues Urgent Warning on Tax Transcript Scam!

By |2018-11-28T11:50:03-06:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning about a new “tax transcript” scam. In this scam, taxpayers are tricked into opening emails that look like they are from the IRS—but they potentially carry malware. Here’s what you need to know. In the past few weeks, taxpayers have received emails pretending to be from “IRS Online.” [...]