Scammers love businesses — big businesses, small businesses, your business, your friend’s business, and especially businesses willing to fall for tax scams. Being aware of the schemes criminals are carrying out and the tactics they use to employ them can give your business the best chance to deflect such advances. Continue reading
Tax identity theft is big business for fraudsters and they’re willing to take extraordinary measures to perpetuate their lucrative scam of filing fraudulent tax returns using others’ personal information. Continue reading
E-ZPass is no stranger to cybercrime; this is the second time in a year they have fallen victim to a mass phishing scam. This time, the E-ZPass phishing scam is scaring drivers into handing over their bank account information to avoid owing fake penalties. Continue reading
Think you can distinguish a fake email from the real deal? Sorry to disappoint, but Google’s recent study says otherwise. Google, in conjunction with the University of California, San Diego, found that sophisticated, manual phishing attempts allow hackers to successfully takeover a Gmail account a staggering 45 percent of the time.
While this statistic may be a bit mind-boggling, let’s take a few steps back to uncover what phishing is and how can you spot it. Continue reading