This Tech Support Scam Can Trick You into Calling a Fake Hotline

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Your phone rings. As soon as you say “Hello”, the caller identifies himself as a tech support staff member from a well-known tech company. He tells you that he has detected a serious problem on your computer, which you need to fix immediately.Sound familiar? Most likely it does, as tech support scams have been around for many years. However, some … Read More

How Former Employees Can Pose a Big Threat to Your Data

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Data breaches instigated by former employees do not gain as much media exposure as those caused by cybercriminals. However, these insider attacks can pose a significant threat to companies’ data as well as their bottom line, as the following examples demonstrate: Over a two-year period, the co-owner of an engineering firm accessed the servers of his former employer (also an … Read More

Cybercriminals Are Creating Fake Banking Websites That Look Like the Real Deal

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Banking trojans have been around for years. If your computer is infected, the trojan waits until you visit your online banking website. When you do, it redirects you to a malicious website that looks like your bank’s site. If you enter your banking credentials, they will fall into a cybercriminal’s hands.In the past, you could usually spot a fake banking … Read More

Scam of the Week: Equifax Phishing Attacks

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Cyber criminals have stolen 143 million credit records in the recent hacking scandal at big-three credit bureau Equifax. At this point you have to assume that these cyber criminalsĀ have highly personal information that they can use to trick you. You need to watch out for the following things: Phishing emails that claim to be from Equifax where you can check … Read More