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Posts Tagged ‘cyber fraud’

The Mind of the Misunderstood Cybercriminal

Friday, March 17th, 2017

There are a number of misconceptions about cybercrime and those who engage in it. To a cybercriminal, there is no target that is special unless they have a grudge or […]

How to Make $5 Million a Day in Cybercrime

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

This post isn’t exactly a “how to” but if your current employment isn’t bringing in the bacon, I’m sure your criminal mind can figure it out. In the biggest digital […]

Small Business a favorite Attack Vector

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Small businesses are hardly immune to attacks by hackers. The illusion of low attack risks comes from the publicity that only huge corporations get when they are breached, like Target, […]

How to digitally detox on Vacation

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Many years ago when you were on vacation, before Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were invented (assuming you were an adult then), you had a great time, right? You weren’t “connected,” […]

Your Ransomware Response: Prepare for the Worst

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

A ransomware attack is when your computer gets locked down or your files become inaccessible, and you are informed that in order to regain use of your computer or to […]

Phone Account of FTC Chief Technologist hijacked

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

An impostor posed as Lorrie Cranor at a mobile phone store (in Ohio, nowhere near Cranor’s home) and obtained her number. She is the Federal Trade Commission’s chief technologist. Her […]

Viruses as Cyberweapons for sale

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

It’s all about code—the building blocks of the Internet. Software code is full of unintentional defects. Governments are paying heavy prices to skilled hackers who can unearth these vulnerabilities, says […]

Ransomware as a Service: A new threat to businesses everywhere

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Cyber criminals have been attempting to extort money from individuals and companies for many years, and the latest attempt to take advantage of others is by using Ransomware as a […]

Why Are Cyber Hucksters so successful?

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Often, hucksters prey on the consumer’s desperation, which is why it’s no surprise that the No. 1 rip-off (at least between 2011 and 2012)) was bogus products promising weight loss. […]

Nineways to shop safely on Cyber Monday

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

With Cyber Monday, you don’t have to camp outside in the cold overnight so you can be the first person busting through the doors like on Black Friday. But you […]

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