Tag «Social Engineering»

Social Engineering [Video]

Social Engineering

Social Engineering Attacking the Weakest Link in the Security Chain By Solange Deschatres It’s happened to major corporations, and even the U.S. Department of Defense–falling victim to data breaches that resulted from attackers exploiting employees or company vendors. Unfortunately, along with exposing millions of identities these attacks also reveal what is often the weakest link …

Shopping Online Scams [Video]

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Online shopping scams Online shopping scams involve scammers pretending to be legitimate online sellers, either with a fake website or a fake ad on a genuine retailer site. How this scam works While many online sellers are legitimate, unfortunately scammers can use the anonymous nature of the internet to rip off unsuspecting shoppers. Fake retailer …

Impostor Scams [Video]

Impostor

Government Imposter Scams Scammers sometimes pretend to be government officials to get you to send them money. They might promise lottery winnings if you pay “taxes” or other fees, or they might threaten you with arrest or a lawsuit if you don’t pay a supposed debt. Regardless of their tactics, their goal is the same: …

Tax Scams [Video]

Scams

Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! In recent years, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams and fake IRS communication. This page looks at the scams affecting individuals, businesses, and tax professionals and what do if you if you …

Tech Support Scams [Video]

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Technical support scams – Avoiding Cybercriminals don’t just send fraudulent email messages. They might call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft. They might also setup websites with persistent pop-ups displaying fake warning messages and a phone number to call and get the “issue” fixed. They might offer to help solve your …

Lottery Sweepstakes Scams [Video]

Scams

Unexpected prize & lottery scams Unexpected prize and lottery scams work by asking you to pay some sort of fee in order to claim your prize or winnings from a competition or lottery you never entered. How this scam works You will receive notification that you have won a lot of money or a fantastic prize …

Email Spam Scams [Video]

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Email Spam Unwanted commercial email – also known as “spam” – can be annoying. Worse, it can include bogus offers that could cost you time and money. Take steps to limit the amount of spam you get, and treat spam offers the same way you would treat an uninvited telemarketing sales call. Don’t believe promises …

Social Media Threats [Video]

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TOP 9 SOCIAL MEDIA THREATS If 2014 is any indicator, security teams are in for a busy 2015. Attacks are only getting bigger and badder, in terms of scale, volume and method. Enterprises find themselves facing off against brand new attack vectors: most daunting among them — social media. Attackers exploit the virality and trusted …

Business Threats Online [Video]

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Business Threats Online – Assess Your Risk Smaller businesses have become bigger targets for cybercriminals because the bad guys know that they have fewer defense resources than large enterprises. If cybercriminals can breach a small business and steal credentials (banking accounts, email access, etc.) they can use that information to steal money directly, create attacks …

Business Online [Video]

Business Online

How to run a successful business online By Li-at Karpel Gurwicz, Head of Strategic Marketing at Wix.com The best ideas for small businesses can start with hobbies that you’re already involved in. From creating a website on your own to connecting with communities worldwide, jumpstarting a small business venture is becoming increasingly more accessible. However, …