Posts Tagged ‘phishing’

How to Safeguard Yourself from Phishing Attacks

Technology has made having access to your personal accounts and information easier than ever before. We receive messages and notifications on our devices regarding transactions, messages, and even when our friends share or comment on our social media accounts. These messages are very convenient and have allowed us to stay connected at all times, but also make us more vulnerable to cyber attacks such as phishing. If you have never heard of a phishing attack, there are several things you should be aware of in order to help safeguard yourself from a phishing attack. What is phishing? Phishing is a…

Phishing for Information – Google Docs Phishing Scam

Phishing Scam

Earlier this month, Google Docs discovered a phishing scam campaign by an unknown organization which affected roughly 1 million accounts. Thankfully it took only an hour after the release of the Google Docs phishing scam to bring it down. Phishing for information via email is just one way hackers try to obtain personal account information. Google Docs Phishing Scam This Google Docs phishing scam came in the form of an email which used data to make you believe that someone you knew had shared a document with you on Google Docs. The hope was that they could get you to…

Beware the Newest Identical Domain Phishing Scam – Firefox and Chrome

Identical Domain Phishing Scam

Phishing is one of the top methods to trick unsuspecting people into giving up personal information on the internet. Phishing is typically carried out through email. A scammer sends out emails posing to be a legitimate company in an attempt to get you to click on their link and attempt to login to your account. While there are some obvious signs of a phishing attempt, some are not so obvious: beware the newest identical domain phishing scam. Identical Domain Phishing Scam – Firefox and Chrome This newest scam is almost impossible to catch unless you know what you’re looking for….

Keep Your Data Safe – 9 Password Security Tips

Password Security Tips

A recent BuzzFeed News article was recently released advising everyone who had a Dropbox account in mid-2012 to change their passwords immediately due to a hacker security breach. Hackers often publish information publically or sell the information on the black market, so it’s important to take steps to protect your accounts. Here are 10 password security tips to help keep your data safe. 9 Password Security Tips to Keep Your Data Safe Choose strong passwords. For help on how to create strong and memorable passwords, check out this blog post. Change your passwords often. Set up reminders and don’t repeat…

Ways to Reduce Data Breach Risks

Ways to Reduce Data Breach Risks

News about corporate and business data breaches have become commonplace in our news feeds. As the relationship between businesses and technology continue to streamline, it makes sense why hackers and cyber criminals would target corporations and small businesses alike. The large batches of sensitive information that is transmitted is a potential goldmine. As a business owner, you have an obligation to find ways to reduce data breach risks to protect your clients’ sensitive information. What Data Are They Looking For? The top three types of information that hackers and cyber criminals are looking for are: real names, Social Security numbers/government…

Gone Phishing – How to Identify a Phishing Scam

Identify a phishing scam

Phishing is a type of cyber-attack/scam where an attempt to obtain personal information is made by posing as a legitimate company, typically via email, to gain your trust. Companies such as AOL, Sony, and Target have all fallen victim to phishing scams. Cyber scams are constantly evolving, so how do you identify a phishing scam? How to Identify a Phishing Scam – 5 Ways While some phishing scams can be quite obvious and rather hilarious, don’t be caught off guard. Here are some tips you and your employees can use to help identify a phishing scam: The email address or…