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Ransomware Infections on the Rise – COVID-19

We recently received the following information via an announcement from our anti-virus software provider Cisco AMP for Endpoints: The Cisco AMP for Endpoints research team has observed increasing incidences of malicious activity culminating in ransomware. These incidents often begin with

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Fake Charity Websites – COVID-19

KnowBe4, our partner in cybersecurity, have provided suggestions and resources for keeping your accounts safe in these uncertain times. This post, and all of those in this series, are taken directly from their website. Fake charity websites: There has been

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Phishing Scams – Fake Safety Information – COVID-19

KnowBe4, our partner in cybersecurity, have provided suggestions and resources for keeping your accounts safe in these uncertain times. This post, and all of those in this series, are taken directly from their website. Phishing scams – Fake safety information:

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Phishing Scams – Fake Internal Communications – COVID-19

KnowBe4, our partner in cybersecurity, have provided suggestions and resources for keeping your accounts safe in these uncertain times. This post, and all of those in this series, are taken directly from their website. Phishing scams – Fake internal communications:

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Cybersecurity – COVID-19

KnowBe4, our partner in cybersecurity, have provided suggestions and resources for keeping your accounts safe in these uncertain times. This post, and the next several in this series, are taken directly from their website. Watch out for scams! After global

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Happy Holidays from Phishing Scams

Phishing is word that strikes fear in the heart of anyone concerned with cybersecurity (which should be everyone). These scams increase in frequency over the holiday season, since people are busier and less likely to carefully inspect a message to

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New Spam Filter System

On Monday, October 7th, ITS activated an enhanced spam filtering system which is designed to give the user more control over which emails are delivered. Previously, the system had two categories for email – deliver or block.  This made some messages

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Don’t Feed the Phish

Phishing – a word that strikes fear in the heart of anyone concerned with cybersecurity. Which should be everyone. Once mainly an email-based attack, phishing has developed into smishing (phishing via text) and vishing (phishing via phone call). What are

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New Phishing Scam

ITS recently received information about a new phishing scam circulating, targeting students who have internships. This particular email is poorly executed, but the idea is clever and worth being aware of. The email reads: Hello Admin, 2018 CIEE Internship is

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Refuse the Phishing Bait

Cybercriminals are getting better at manipulating people, and we need to keep up with them. Approximately ninety-five percent of security mishaps are in some part due to human error. Learn the signs of phishing and stay on the lookout for

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The Anatomy of a Phishing Email

How good are you at spotting phishing? Do you notice anything wrong with this email? See if you can spot all the signs of phishing. (Hint: if you click the photo, it will open in another tab for easier viewing.)

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IRS Scams: Happy Tax Season!

It’s coming. That dreaded day is coming. Tax Day. But not everyone loathes tax season. For some scammers, it’s payday. Thousands of people have lost personal information and countless amounts of money to tax scams. Here are a few common

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Phishing Scams are Getting Even Smarter

It used to be easy to spot a phishing scam. Now, phishing scams are getting smarter and clever. We’ve spent all month talking about phishing scams. Now take the test. Take a look at the email below. At first glance,

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Never Reveal Your Password

  ITS will never ask for your password, especially not in an email. If you ever receive an email asking you to “confirm your account” for any reason, it is a scam. That is a classic phishing scam. They trick

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Gmail Phishing Scam

Recently, Gmail has been the target of phishing scams. A user will receive an email from a fake address, but the name will be familiar. You might think it is your mom because it has her picture, but the address

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