How to Steer Clear of Cyber Monday Scams

“It’s the most hackable time of the year.” Oh wait, that’s not how the song goes? Might as well. With Thanksgiving and it’s tagalongs Black Friday and Cyber Monday upon us, scammers and hackers are coming out of the woodworks to cash in on the year’s busiest buying season. As people go online in search of the perfect holiday gifts, the natural inclination is to … Continue reading How to Steer Clear of Cyber Monday Scams

Bad Rabbit: The New Ransomware With Some Famous Cousins

Remember the Petya/NotPetya ransomware outbreak from back in June? That was the ransomware that was (or wasn’t) based on a 2016 ransomware outbreak called Petya. Mainly limited to the Ukraine, Petya/NotPetya was a truly nasty variation on a theme. It had all the markings of a state-created malware weapon, whose goal was clearly not to make money, but was to destroy as much as possible. … Continue reading Bad Rabbit: The New Ransomware With Some Famous Cousins

The Role of Cryptocurrency In Cyber Crime

In a recent post, we discussed the basics of cryptocurrency — what it is, how it differs from traditional (fiat) currency and how it’s used. We looked at some of the major advantages of currency models such as BitCoin or Ethereum — how they prevent inflation, provide new opportunities for financial growth in rapidly evolving economies and allow for a truly viable digital counterpart to … Continue reading The Role of Cryptocurrency In Cyber Crime

Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency

Chances are you have come across terms like BitCoin, digital/cryptocurrency and Block Chain. Maybe it was on the nightly news in a report about the rising/tanking BitCoin economy, or maybe you have up close and personal experience with BitCoin-requesting ransomware. But beyond that, if you’re like a whole lot of people out there, you may be kind of in the dark, thinking “Am I the … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency

7 Tips to Keep Away From Fake Irma and Harvey Charities

If you have a heart and have been following the news out of Florida and Houston over the last few weeks, you probably have one thought in mind: “How in the world can I help the people affected by Harvey and Irma?” And right on cue, as Texas and Florida work through their massive post-storm cleanups, charities big and small have been popping up to … Continue reading 7 Tips to Keep Away From Fake Irma and Harvey Charities

Think Your ID was Exposed in the Equifax Breach? Here’s What to do About it

“We pride ourselves on being a leader in managing and protecting data….We also are focused on consumer protection” These are the ironic words of Equifax CEO Rick Smith in his statement explaining that his company, which collects, reviews and holds records on more than 800 million Americans, had been breached. On September 7th, the company disclosed that they had been breached on July 29th and … Continue reading Think Your ID was Exposed in the Equifax Breach? Here’s What to do About it