Tag: phishing

Sep 10, 2020

Scams Today and How to Avoid Them

Scams are everywhere, and cyber criminals are smart.  They look for ways to exploit trust and goodwill in the rest of society, and then they attack. When it comes to personal information, always remember it’s yours to know and yours to protect. The same is true for your technology – whether at home, school, or […]

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Feb 07, 2020

Coronavirus Phishing Attacks – They’re Contagious!

“The global threat of the coronavirus has everyone’s attention, and the cybercriminals are already taking advantage of it. The bad guys are using the coronavirus as clickbait so they can spread malware and steal your personal information. They’ve crafted their phishing emails to look like they’re coming from health officials such as doctors or national […]

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Jan 23, 2020

Text Scams: Be Aware and Protect Yourself

As if you weren’t already bombarded by junk email and annoying calls about your vehicle’s warranty expiring, now we’re seeing text scams. Text Scams in the News A recently reported text scam has started to hit large companies like FedEx.  You may receive a text message that says “Hello <insert name, or generic term>, your […]

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Oct 18, 2019

Your Online Safety: Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).  This year’s theme, as determined by the National Cyber Security Alliance is “Own IT.  Secure IT.  Protect IT.” Over the past decade, and increasingly each year, our online lives have become an integral, almost inseparable, component of our every day lives.  From banking and shopping, to reading books […]

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Aug 02, 2019

Phishing Attacks: The #1 Reason We Say “Don’t Click Links”

Phishing attacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication.  This is an update of a blog originally posted in 2015.  Included in the update are some examples of phishing messages sent to Safety Net team members. What is Phishing? Phishing is an email attack attempting to trick you into either opening an attachment that contains a […]

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Jan 17, 2019

Data Breach: Protect Yourself from Incidents Like Collection #1

“Collection #1” Data Breach The Collection #1 data breach exposed over 770 million email addresses and 20 million passwords.  More than 1.1 billion email/password combinations were included in an extensive list that was published online for hackers to access.  Those numbers are staggering. What Does This Mean For You? We predict you may see an increase in […]

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Jan 07, 2019

We Can Handle Phishing. Can You?

Due to an increase in phishing attempts, you may have recently been contacted by your credit card company, bank, or credit union warning you not to click on links in emails that appear to be from them.  Phishing (fake email) messages can be made to look very real.  Unfortunately, following the instructions in these messages […]

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Sep 06, 2018

Quick Email Spam Test | How to Approach a Suspicious Email

Phishing attacks are one of the most frequent ways malicious hackers gain access to confidential information and subsequently, entire business networks.  It’s far easier to trick you into sharing your credentials than it is to hack through servers and firewalls.  In the past, emails with infected attachments were a large problem.  Now, the most common […]

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Jun 07, 2016

The Latest Phishing: Watch for “.co” Addresses

An email phishing scheme we’re seeing more of lately is where the criminals actually may register your company’s domain name, but with a “.co” extension instead of the “.com” you probably already have. Then they send emails from that domain using a known username from the company’s leadership, which, if someone isn’t watching closely, can […]

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Dec 04, 2015

3 Ways to Identify Phishing Attacks

Safety Net has been seeing a heightened volume of phishing attacks over the last several weeks. This is in line with the general trends that are being seen across the globe. Phishing is an email attack attempting to trick you into either opening an attachment that contains a virus, clicking a web link that contains […]

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