Perfect timing! Here's a phishing email that just arrived, and a prime example to show a few tips on how to spot a problem email. The subject of the email was "subscription renewal", and at the beginning of the month a lot of these may arrive in anyone's inbox. This one immediately caught my eye because the preview text showed "Hello dear". The other thing to note is that we've all been taught to not "click on the link", but this one invites us to call a number. That's a common new tactic and in the never ending cat and mouse game as computer users become more aware of dangerous links, the cyber criminals just come up with a new twist.Read More
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It's Tax Season (with an extra month extension for COVID) which means its also the season for tax scams.Read More
The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has just released its annual report. Over 700,000 complaints were filed - an increase of more than 300,000 from the previous year - and reported losses exceeded $4.2B.Read More
Stay alert when reading through your email. Our Cybersecurity advice focuses on "layers" of security, and even with all the technology in place to protect you, the "bad actors" will always resort to new tricks. End user education and vigilance are key.Read More
This is the time of year when many people travel. We have received a lot of questions recently about the latest email security threat: a new wave of "phishing" emails that are based on flight information notifications.
Many of our clients have expressed concern after receiving intimidating emails they thought were from the IRS. Phishing scams seem to come in waves, and the most recent wave we're seeing involves fake messages such as "your federal tax payment has been rejected". If you look closely at the message, the emails are typically from a random address with a name that doesn't even match the email address. Identity theft is the typical goal of these messages as they try to entice you to go to a web site to enter personal and financial information.