How Personal Information Can be Used for Identity Theft Identity theft is a major problem in the United States, with millions of Americans falling victim to it each year. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information without your permission, usually for financial gain. This is how Identity theft can have a devastating effect
How College Students Can Use Dating Apps Safely College students are a prime target for cybercriminals. Many college students are active on dating apps, which can be a great way to meet fellow students. Students new to a college or university may use dating apps as a way to meet new mates and find new
How Fake Phone Numbers are Spoofed Scammers and cyber criminals have gotten quite clever when it comes to getting your attention. With technology advancing so quickly, it becomes challenging keeping up with the latest scam and how it is masked. Cyber scammers have turned to calling and text messaging your phone numbers to get information
How to Protect Your Children from Being Kidnapped or Abduction Every parent wants to do everything they can to prevent their child from being kidnapped or abducted. But what’s the difference between the two? Most people think that kidnapping and abduction are one and the same, but there is actually a big difference between the
Don’t Let Tax Fraud Ruin Your IRS Refund Tax season is always a high time for scams that put our money and information at risk. But this year securing your data may be more important than ever, due to a spike in unemployment fraud. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs over the course of
Here are 14 Simple Steps to Help Protect Your Credit Today It has become more important than ever today to protect your credit and financial data. With identity theft on the rise, one can never be too protective of their credit. Financial crimes keep multiplying and the growth will never stop. Protecting your credit is
Best Cyber Dating Tips to Stay Safe on Dating Apps Online dating is one of the many ways to meet today when looking for love. Dating apps have become quite popular and extremely convenient. Just like social media apps, there are so many dating apps today. There’s more than just Tinder, Bumble, Hinge and Match.
Warning Signs of Identity Theft Having your private information that can personally identify you stolen and used for scrupulous purposes can be devastating. The crime of identity theft is happening in abundance and will soon happen to each individual on the plant. Knowing what identity theft is, how it happens, the warning signs and what
Top 10 + Signs of Dating Scammers Many people everyday going looking for love in the most convenient way – online dating apps. Just like the users on such dating services, there are so many dating sites to choose from. There’s more than just Tinder. You have many choices like Bumble, Match, OKCupid, or even
Best 12 Steps for Identity Theft Prevention Identity theft is happening much too often as technology advances. The number of bad guys out to get your private and financial data is only multiplying. Some say it may be just a matter of time to fall victim to having private identifying information stolen. The less people
5 Cyber Tips for Cautious Online Activity It’s almost time for the holiday season which means people love to share what they shop for, events and parties they attend and more. From posting to social media to shopping online, the more convenience we have at our fingertips, so do cybercriminals and others with bad intent.
How To Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft In These Simple Steps As we enter the New Year, be sure to keep up, or adopt, these good data security habits to avoid identity theft Are you doing enough to reduce the risk of having your identity stolen? As you start the New Year, this is a
6 Social Media Safety Tips for Parents in 2021. Learn how to keep your kids safe with social media. Protect children’s phones and electronic devices.
Who Loves Tax Season Besides Accountants? Hackers It’s tax time in the United States, and even if you’re pretty sure you did everything right, you’re worried. Did I file correctly? Did I claim the right deductions? Will I get audited? Unfortunately, tax season brings out scammers eager to take advantage of your anxiety. The Tax
How to Stay Connected and Protected in a Remote Work Environment Advancements in cloud solutions and collaboration tools in recent years, coupled with the necessity of going remote due to the pandemic, have empowered today’s workforce to choose where they want to work. While the ability to work from anywhere—home, the library, coffee shops or
Check up on Your Virtual Safety: Tips for Telehealth Protection In a poll conducted by the Canadian Medical Association, nearly half of Canadians have used telehealth services since the start of the pandemic. Additionally, in a recent McAfee study, we found that 21% of Canadians have used the internet for a doctor visit in 2020,
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New data shows it’s now clear the biggest problem with ransomware incidents (just after taking down your operation) is all the necessary costs incurred trying to clean up the mess post-attack.
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Holger Schultze wrote: The need to secure the remote workforce has never been more critical. A year into the pandemic, organizations are still grappling with how to protect their assets. The Remote Workforce Security Report reveals the status of organizations’ efforts to secure the new workforce, key challenges, and unique security threats faced by organizations,
Even though the UK has made ‘huge progress’ on cybersecurity efforts, the new Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Lindy Cameron believes that the current efforts are still not enough. The new security head previously worked as a Director-General for the North Ireland office. She also worked for the Department for International
Is your PC shielded against ransomware assaults? Ransomware is a kind of malware (vindictive programming) which crooks use to extract money. It holds info to payoff with encoding or by keeping clients locked from their gadgets. This article shows you everything to know on how to prevent ransomware attacks. We investigate the various approaches to
Employees need to continue being wary of phishing scams as they begin to return to the office, according to Roger Kay at INKY. Kay describes several phishing templates that INKY has intercepted in recent months, including one that informed recipients that they needed to fill out a compliance form related to COVID-19 risks. “Reasonably well
Researchers at Area 1 Security have warned of a large spear phishing campaign targeting financial departments and C-suite employees with spoofed Microsoft 365 login pages. The researchers say that in some cases the attackers “specifically targeted newly-selected CEOs during critical transitionary periods.” Additionally, the attackers went after executives’ assistants. “Beyond financial departments, the attackers also
In a recent report from TechRadar, email is still the most popular form of malware distribution. Billions of emails that are spoofed are being sent everyday. Even though email is still the oldest form of online communication, it is still the go-to platform for cybercriminals to attempt to infiltrate. According to the report by Vailmail,
Researchers at Check Point have found malicious apps in the Google Play Store that will download Trojans to infected devices. “Check Point Research (CPR) recently discovered a new Dropper spreading via the official Google Play store, which downloads and installs the AlienBot Banker and MRAT,” the researchers write. “This Dropper, dubbed Clast82, utilizes a series
The availability of commodity bots and ransomware is making the business of ransomware accessible to just about every. And, according to new data, everyone’s getting in on the game. We love reports that provide an insightful view into what the bad guys are doing, quantifying what we’re all experiencing as an industry. A new report
When it comes to disasters we all hope that our vehicle will get us out of dodge if needed… But, what would you do if there was an EMP attack? An electromagnetic pulse attack (EMP) is a burst of electromagnetic energy, it can be a natural occurrence or man-made. The problem is, there is no
“A man in the cold is not necessarily a cold man.”– Mike Tipton. Knowing how to survive is key. Tyson S. was a 30-year-old man from Utah who moved to a remote part of Alaska. He had been living alone after purchasing his cabin. His nearest neighbor was over 20 miles away. Beautiful mountains, rivers,
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Attention Android Users: This Free VPN App Leaked the Data of 21 Million Users
To live our digital lives to the fullest, we rely on a variety of technologies to support our online activities. And while some apps and devices are meant to make certain tasks more convenient or provide us with greater security, others simply offer a false sense of security and could potentially lead to online misfortune.
One such platform is SuperVPN. While users may applaud themselves for using a VPN to protect their privacy, this Android app is unfortunately spilling their secrets without their knowledge.
Ransomware is a type of malware that involves encrypting a company’s or individual’s useful data or blocking users from accessing their computer systems in exchange for a given amount of money. Cybercriminals are always on the look-out for creatives means for getting a hold of your data so that they can have them at ransom.
The latest tale of an organization falling victim to a business email compromise cyber attack on their credit card processor highlights how very specific the scenario needs to be to see a payout. In 2018, RealPage, a Texas-based service provider for property owners and property management companies was the victim of a cyber attack that
The latest Data on BEC scams shows how the bad guys are using a mix of Gmail accounts, increases in stolen wire transfers, and a shift to payroll diversions to trick you out of your money from email attacks.
The use of impersonation in phishing attacks helps to establish credibility and a sense of ease. New data shows exactly how the bad guys are using this tactic to their advantage. We’ve covered impersonation scams before where cybercriminals pretend to be your CEO, hospital personnel, or even the government. New data from cybersecurity vendor Agari