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Scam of the Week: Top 10 Cybersecurity Tips for Holiday Shopping

Scam of the Week: Top 10 Cybersecurity Tips for Holiday Shopping For most of us, the holiday season is about friends, family, food—and shopping! Black Friday and Cyber Monday fall just after Thanksgiving in the U.S., but internationally, they are two of the busiest shopping days of the year. Unfortunately, while you’re looking for holiday […]


Scam of the Week: Smishing Gains Popularity with Bad Guys

Scam of the Week: Smishing Gains Popularity with Bad Guys Many services, from grocery pickup to credit score updates, offer notifications via text messages or short message service (SMS). Typically, these notifications are short, vague, and include a link—which makes them great for spoofing! Bad guys use fake notification messages for SMS Phishing, or Smishing […]


Scam of the Week: Exploiting the Coronavirus: “New Approved Vaccines” Infect Your System with Malware

Scam of the Week: Exploiting the Coronavirus: “New Approved Vaccines” Infect Your System with Malware The COVID19 pandemic has led to many creative phishing attacks such as phony offers for free testing, claims that you have come in contact with an infected person, and even accusations that you have violated health and safety protocols. Scammers […]


Scam of the Week: Exploiting the Coronavirus: Financial Relief Scam Targeting Organizations

Scam of the Week: Exploiting the Coronavirus: Financial Relief Scam Targeting Organizations The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact organizations across the globe. This hardship gives cyber-criminals the perfect bait: a promise of financial relief. Currently, cyber-criminals are impersonating the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) with a very convincing phishing email. While this specific scam […]


Scam of the Week: Malicious Apps Asking for Extra Permissions

Scam of the Week: Malicious Apps Asking for Extra Permissions We live in an app-based world. From laptops to smart TVs, applications are used nearly everywhere. Learning which apps are safe can be tricky as cyber-criminals continue to find new ways to exploit your trust. The latest scam involves third-party apps that request unusual permissions. […]