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How Do You Know if a Website is Really Safe?

How Do You Know if a Website is Really Safe?

When browsing the web you have probably noticed that many sites have a padlock next to the browser’s address bar. This indicates that the website has been issued a security certificate. If you click on the padlock, you can verify that the website connection is secure and view the source of the certificate. You might […]

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Malicious Microsoft Office Files on Rise, Ransomware Up

Malicious Microsoft Office Files on Rise, Ransomware Up

SonicWall has published the mid-year update to its 2020 Cyber Threat Report, highlighting increases in ransomware, opportunistic use of the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic weaknesses and growing reliance on Microsoft Office files by cybercriminals. The report analyzes threat intelligence data gathered from 1.1 million sensors in over 215 countries and territories. Download the full mid-year update […]

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FBI Releases 2019 Internet Crime Report

FBI Releases 2019 Internet Crime Report

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its year-end 2019 Internet Crime Report, which includes information from 467,361 complaints of suspected Internet crime, with reported losses in excess of $3.5 billion. Among the most common crime types reported by victims in 2019 were Business Email Compromise (BEC), Tech Support Fraud, and extortion via […]

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Effective Protection Against Google Account Hijacks

Effective Protection Against Google Account Hijacks

If you’ve ever been locked out of your Google account, you know how time-consuming and frustrating it can be to regain control of your email and apps. Most hijacking attempts of Google accounts originate from automated bots that access third-party apps with breached passwords, but they can also result from phishing and targeted attacks. Google […]

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Email Phishing Scheme Bilked Businesses Out of $100 Million

Email Phishing Scheme Bilked Businesses Out of $100 Million

A Lithuanian man awaits sentencing in a Manhattan federal court after pleading guilty to a complex email scheme that resulted in the theft of over $100 million from Google and Facebook. According to the allegations contained in the federal indictment, from 2013 through 2015, Evaldas Rimasauskas orchestrated a fraudulent scheme designed to deceive Google and […]

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