Assess Your Cybercrime Preparedness

Cybercrime is the fastest growing criminal activity in the world, and many businesses are under-prepared for it. This is evident in the news wires, which continue to buzz with stories about major credit/debit card breaches at retail chain stores. Cybercrime is an umbrella term for the exploitation of information networks by criminals seeking financial gain. It covers a broad spectrum of illegal activities, ranging from financial scams to virus attacks and the misappropriation of personal and confidential information that often leads to identity theft. To assess your cybercrime [...]

By | October 23rd, 2015
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The Nitty-Gritty About Email Phishing

Phishing remains the most popular scam among fraudsters because attacks are relatively easy to execute and tend to be successful, generating billions of dollars each year. By impersonating a renowned and trusted entity, cybercriminals attempt to obtain important personal information, such as accounts numbers, passwords, SSN and credit card information. Protect yourself by keeping an eye out for these tell-tale signs: The sender: Be weary of emails from unknown senders, and watch for impersonators. The [...]

By | October 16th, 2015
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Avoiding Lottery Scams

  Be wary of any unsolicited emails that claims you have won a large sum of money in an international lottery- there is no lottery and most definitely, no prize. Lottery scams are one of the most common types of online fraud. The scam begins when you receive an email that states you have won a substantial amount of money in a lottery you did not enter. When you initiate a dialogue with the scammers [...]

By | October 9th, 2015
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Keeping An Eye Out for Cyber Threats

You don't have to be an ace to ensure the protection of your business, employees and clients; however cybersecurity is so vital it should be at the forefront of all your practices. Awareness starts by being able to identify potential threats as way to decrease attacks and data breaches. From the many online threats, the most common are Spam, Phishing, Virus and Spyware. Spam, or unsolicited junk emails, does more than take up space in [...]

By | October 2nd, 2015
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