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E-manipulation: What is social engineering?

Posted by Hannah Manning Thu, Jun 22, 2017

So you have a Nigerian prince in your emails who seems nice enough. He’s never been anything but polite, and from the looks of it, he has had a rough time lately. As it turns out, being a prince is not as lucrative as it sounds. He just needs $12,000 from you to make it all better.

You know how this story ends. You laugh it off because you know it’s a scam – you don’t know this guy, why would you ever give him money?

But what happens when someone you do know emails you out of the blue, needing some cash? Or if a coworker asks for access to a file? Or if someone you’re pretty sure you know sends you a link that you just have to click?

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Topics: Data Security, cybersecurity, social engineering, email security, BostonIT

10 tips on how to avoid SMiShing (SMS phishing)

Posted by Steven Lai Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Mobile devices are used thousands of times every day by billions of people. Everyone now socializes through apps and text messages. Mobile devices are a great tool to connect with one or another, however privacy and cyber hackers  can be a risk factor to consider when thinking about Cyber Security.

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Topics: cybersecurity, email security, SmiShing

Tech Companies are not Immune to Cyber Fraud Either

Posted by Steven Lai Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Two multinational technology companies have fallen victim to a massive fraud spear phishing attack!  A cyber criminal has been charged with breaking and entering into these two companies. The outcome of this criminal activity included a large amount of bank accounts hacked and controlled by a scammer.

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Topics: anti virus, cybersecurity, email security

Yahoo Servers were hacked by FSB Spies and others

Posted by Steven Lai Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Huge chunks of information from Yahoo's networking service and information was stolen by just four individuals. Personal messages from Yahoo user's were also stolen and have been included in the criminal activity. Out of the group of 4 hackers, two were FSB members (Russian's Federal Security Services), and the other two were previously known hackers that had no relation to the FSB.

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Topics: anti virus, cybersecurity, email security

W-2 Phishing Scam Happening Through Emails

Posted by Steven Lai Fri, Mar 24, 2017

 Scam requests for W-2's

Numerous scams have been happening through emails. The scam consist of requests for W-2 information from individuals. The scam emails are designed to look like they was sent from a CEO or other excuitive member, asking for employees W-2 information.  The FBI and IRS have posted warnings about this criminal activity and have stated the volume of the scam emails have increased drastically. 

 

Already Victimized

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Topics: Data Security, cybersecurity, social engineering, email security, Phishing

Phishy Business - Protect Your Data

Posted by Melissa Cocks Sat, Nov 19, 2016

How to Prevent Phishing Scams

Online Security Tips

When it comes to your personal account information, you can never be too judicious to whom you provide such information.  Phishing scams are not new, but they are still effective.  This is because most people want to be helpful and phishing scams take advantage of this by masquerading as someone or some company that they are not. 

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Data Security, cybersecurity, email security