9 Online Shopping Security Tips To Keep You Safe

  Statistics show that 51% of Americans prefer to shop online and that percentage is growing rapidly. Cyber-thieves are just waiting to steal your money, information and identity. But, taking common-sense precautions will go a long way to keeping you safe:   Never use a debit card. If a hacker gets your information, they’ll be […]

Security Alert: DocuSign Breach Leads To Phishing Attacks

A recent breach at DocuSign has led to phishing campaigns designed to infect recipients with credential stealing and banking trojans: Pony, EvilPony and ZLoader. DocuSign is one of the most widely used electronic signature applications with 200+ million users. As an immediate measure, DocuSign recommends that you delete any email that appears to come from […]

How To Identify A Phishing Email—An Example

One of our good clients sent us a phishing email supposedly from Microsoft. It fooled a very experienced user and so would be a good example to use to show our readers how to identify Phishing emails. Fortunately, the bogus link did not forward to an infected website where ransomware could have been instantaneously downloaded, […]

Hackers Step Up Phishing Attacks

  It seems that phishing attacks have increased exponentially during the last few months and businesses and individuals must always be on their guard.     Recently, an employee of one of our very good clients forwarded an email to me saying that it looked suspicious. It invited my client to click a button to […]

Ransomware – Information Held Hostage

On  May 12, 2017, I attended a great seminar, “Information Held Hostage: Protecting Your data From Ransomware and Phishing”, held by the Connecticut Technology Council and hosted by Datto, the world leader in Business Continuity solutions. The featured speaker was Arthur House, Connecticut’s Chief Cybersecurity Officer. Arthur was joined by panelists: Jane Domboski, FBI Supervisory […]

Security Alert: Massive Google Docs Phishing Campaign

A very convincing and deceptive Google Docs phishing scheme hit the internet yesterday ensnaring thousands. The email is very short and looks like it came from someone you know saying that a document in Google Docs has been shared with you and inviting you to view it. After the user clicks the link or button, […]

Think it can’t happen to you?

Many individuals simply operate on the assumption that no one is interested in what they have or their company is too small for criminals to bother with. This is called security through obscurity. If you operate under this assumption—you are wrong. You are vulnerable if you: Keep logins (user names & passwords), documents, emails, personal […]

Security Alert! Locky Reemerges—Dangerous As Ever

Most of us breathed a sigh of relief thinking that the notorious Locky ransomware virus, which first made its debut in February 2016,  had run its course. Not so! This past week, Locky reemerged with a slight but devious twist—the same nasty virus but with a different delivery mechanism. Previously, Locky was sent to victims via […]

ALERT: New Malware Campaign With A 90% Success Rate

Researchers have discovered a brand new, sophisticated spear phishing campaign that fools 90% of their targets into opening infected attachments or visiting spoofed websites. Once a target takes action, the malware either steals data, credentials or both. These hackers are very savvy—diligently researching targets, tailoring messages specifically to them and adding personalized information to fool […]

ALERT: NYS Department of Finance Issues A Warning

The New York State Department of Finance recently sent an alert warning companies that scammers, posing as company executives are contacting the Payroll and/or HR departments of targeted companies requesting lists of employees and their personal information. This is not a new scam but apparently it is an effective one and Government officials have seen a resurgence recently. […]