Tag: phishing

Jan 06, 2021

Man’s Best Friend – The Newest Scam

At Safety Net, we’re big fans of our furry friends and we love having them in our offices (home or traditional) – but we’re definitely not fans of online scams.  Thanks to our security partners at KnowBe4 for sharing this Scam of the Week. With stay-at-home orders in place across the globe, many people are […]

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Dec 07, 2020

“Back to Work” Themed Phishing Scam – Protect Your Credentials!

As some start consider going back to work (in the office), using a fake internal memo from HR, per-user custom-named email attachments, SharePoint Online, and a realistic-looking HR form, this phishing attack has all the ingredients to trick your users. This far into the pandemic, there are groups of users within your organization begging to come […]

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Nov 06, 2020

I’ve been Phished. What do I do now?

In an online world, the odds are you regularly receive legitimate emails from utility companies, subscription services like Hulu or Netflix, delivery services like DoorDash or FedEx, even your bank or auto insurance provider. Cyber attackers recognize these companies as a great way to sneak into your device or capture your personal information. They’re using […]

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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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