Tag: Social engineering

5
Dec

The 12 Scams Of Christmas

We found this great graphic online today from the folks at McAfee.  The holiday season is here and so are the scammers. Be careful and buyer beware.  Crooks are out there trying to steal your identity, credit card information and …

27
Jun

Warning – The Front-Desk Scam

Summer is one of the busiest times of the year for travel. People want to take advantage of the nice weather to visit places they’ve always wanted to go and see the things that they’ve always wanted to see. Peak travel times are also peak operation times for scammers. According the Better Business Bureau (U.S….

16
May

How to Avoid a Common Email Hacking Threat

Despite Gen Y’s love for sending text messages, email is still the most common form of electronic communication, especially in the business world. So, the last thing that you want is to have your or an employee’s email to get compromised by a hacker. One common email hacking method is something called “spear phishing,” and…

15
May

2 New Russian Ransomware Scams – Warn Your Employees

From: CyberheistNews Check out their free phishing test at http://www.knowbe4.com/phishing-security-test/  Just in the last week, two new Ransomware scams were found in the wild. One scam accuses the end-user of copyright violation, as content was found on the victim’s PC and has been moved to an encrypted directory. To release the encrypted data, and to prevent…

9
Jan

FBI warns of new Zeus-based malware in phishing scam

As your trusted IT support specialists we would like to make you aware of the following new malware based bank account scam going around the internet please read and be aware of the following alert from Network World: FBI warns of new Zeus-based malware in phishing scam FBI says ‘Gameover’ can steal usernames and passwords,…

5
Aug

Phony Microsoft Phone Scams Target Canadian Consumers

You have just received a phone call from an official-sounding computer company, most probably Microsoft and the caller says there are viruses in your household computer and offers to repair the problem through the Internet. You might think how responsible of them to do that. And you might even agree to follow the “repair” steps but think long and hard

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16
Apr

Are Social Networks the New Front Line For Social Engineering?

The corporate sector is increasingly using Internet-based technologies, and cybercriminals have found ways to take advantage of corporate Canada’s adoption of social media and internet technologies. Using social networks and search engines, attackers are stealing intellectual corporate property which is more valuable than day-to-day financial and customer data by performing astutely crafted social engineering attacks. These attacks are mostly devised

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