Risk of Identity Theft is a Costly Proposition for SMBs

June 22, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Small Business Owner Looking at Laptop

*Originally posted June 18, 2019. Updated June 22, 2020.*Much like individuals, businesses can be victims of identity theft. However, unlike personal identity theft, it is often unclear how a Small and Medium-Sized Business (SMB) can recover from the financial and reputational impact. Business identity theft occurs when criminals impersonate a company to target its funds, …

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Smart Home Threats: Securing Your IoT Devices Against Cybercrime and Oversharing

June 15, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Connected Home Devices

*Originally posted February 11, 2019. Updated June 15, 2020*Protect Your Smart Home – The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses the billions of devices that are connected to the web all over the world. Smart home devices, like virtual assistants, make our lives more convenient but can also present serious security risks and personal intrusion. With …

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Coronavirus Scams Target Unemployment Benefits

May 29, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Unemployment Scams During COVID19

Unemployment scams have become more lucrative during COVID-19, as states are providing unemployed workers with an additional $600 a week in unemployment insurance benefits as part of the CARES Act through at least July 2020. The Identity Theft Resource Center has received more complaints of unemployment identity theft in the first two weeks of May, 2020 as they …

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Stay On Top Of Business Email Compromise

May 27, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Business Person Checking Email on Mobile Device

*Originally Posted July 11, 2016. Updated May 27, 2020*You’ve heard the old saying: “Don’t open an email from someone you don’t know.” You assume that your employees understand how to spot a phishing scam with illegitimate hyperlinks or suspicious attachments with odd file extensions. But what if they receive an email that appears to come …

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Healthcare Data Breaches and Cyber Attacks During COVID-19 Put Your Medical Identity at Risk

May 11, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Healthcare Data on Laptop and Folder

Cybersecurity concerns surrounding healthcare organizations and hospitals have been brewing at the same time the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread around the world. In fact, warnings from the FBI and Interpol indicate that hospitals are a target for a wide-range of cyber-attacks, from having medical records exposed to attacks that may involve ransomware — software …

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COVID-19 Scams Raise Security Concerns for Businesses

April 24, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Over the past weeks, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused a shift in our working conditions, our social interactions, and our work/life balance in general. Many organizations have instituted work-from-home policies to adhere to the social distancing requirements in every state, and over one-third of employers say the recommendations to limit social contact have …

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267 Million Facebook Profile Records for Sale on the Dark Web

April 22, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Facebook Profiles for Sale on Dark Web

What Happened? – On April 20, 2020, more than 267 million Facebook profiles were found listed for sale on the Dark Web — for only $600. Reports link these profiles back to the Facebook data leak discovered in December 2019, and possibly others. Researchers are still uncertain how this data was first exposed but have noted …

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Coronavirus Scams Targeting Your Social Security Number

April 16, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

elderly man using laptop to check social security information

April is National Social Security Awareness month, and a good time to get up to speed on the latest scams targeting your Social Security number (SSN) and the resulting fraud that occurs. In 2019, government imposter scams were at an all-time high, with the majority of imposters pretending to be from the Social Security Administration …

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500K Zoom Accounts Discovered for Sale on the Dark Web

April 15, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

online video conference

What Happened? – As organizations move to remote work during the COVID-19 crisis, online communications have become essential. Online audio, web and video conferencing tool usage have increased 400% in only one month, according to AT&T. This new popularity for virtual meetings has also seen a multitude of security exploitations on popular video conferencing sites …

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