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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Public Information Threatens Your Business Security

March 23, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Man Staring at Wave of Information

*Originally posted February 22, 2017. Updated March 23, 2020*Is your business more public than you think? In this overwhelmingly information-rich world, the answer is a definite yes. And if it’s public information, it has every legal right to carry on. Among social media platforms, review sites, consumer blogs, industry forums, and business search databases, there’s a good …

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Coronavirus Scams: How to Protect Against COVID-19 Scams

March 17, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Breach and Scam News

Doctor Talking to Patients

Identity thieves are playing on the fears of individuals around the world as coverage regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, or COVID-19, increases. Fraudsters are exploiting the opportunity to steal the Personally Identifiable Information (PII), financial information, and even medical information, of those looking for knowledge, protection, and treatment for the viral infection.As easy as it can be …

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Combating Tax Identity Theft: The IRS and the Taxpayer

February 28, 2020 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Taxes Due Reminder

*Originally posted March 13, 2017. Updated February 28, 2020.*Tax season, fraud, theft – oh my!  – Tax season is a notoriously stressful time. Between filling out the forms, paying taxes or waiting for refunds, the tax-filing process can seem endless.What’s more concerning is that tax season is a holiday for identity thieves. Tax fraud and …

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