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Spring is often known for its melting of snow, rainstorms, sunshine and flowers; however, it is also referred to as tax season. This tax season, be knowledgeable about the common tax scams, warning signs that you may fall victim to and the steps on how...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned Americans that cybercriminals are using maliciously crafted Quick Response (QR) codes to steal their credentials and financial information. This warning was issued as a public service announcement published on the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in February. "Cybercriminals...

While January 28, 2022 marks the 15th annual Data Privacy Day, each of us faces privacy concerns on a daily basis. If our private information becomes public, it can affect our credit ratings, employment options and even our safety. This cybersecurity tip focuses on steps that...

A new scam is targeting users of popular mobile payment apps. Some said they've been tricked into paying criminals thousands of dollars. "It's really distressing," Nausheen Brooks said. She's out $3,500. "You save your hard-earned money to just be taken away from you. You just don't...

Scams can take place through email, social media and even phone calls. Recently, Android device owners outside of the United States were warned about a dangerous malware campaign that had spread to new regions. Cleafy cybersecurity experts said that there had been an increase in Android...

The US Secret Services warns commercial businesses about a resurgence of business email compromise (BEC) exploits. In a BEC scam, criminals send an email message that appears to come from a known source making a legitimate request. Examples of BEC scams include: A vendor your company regularly...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have observed an increase in highly impactful ransomware attacks occurring on holidays and weekends - when offices are normally closed. This was reported in the United States as recently as July...

In response to the pandemic, many end-users have transitioned to working from home instead of commuting to the office. Homes are now used as business offices, and computers and networks are shared by family members. Families are taking classes, doing homework and surfing the web...

When it comes to cybercrimes and scams, seniors and elderly individuals are among the most targeted demographics. Scammers often target those who are more trusting, have better credit and more wealth which is more common among the elderly population versus younger adults. Seniors are considered 'easy'...

An email account can be compromised in a number of different ways. In some cases, your password may be weak and easily guessed or obtained through a public breach. In other cases, you may have clicked on a malicious link in an email, social networking...