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What Is Smishing (And How To Protect Yourself)

What Is Smishing (And How To Protect Yourself)

Smishing is a new form of phishing that uses text messaging instead of email. It’s a growing problem worldwide, happening over 30 million times per day! Smishing scammers try to trick you into giving personal information by pretending to be a trusted person or...

Cyber Criminals Making Millions from Computer Ransom Scams

Cyber Criminals Making Millions from Computer Ransom Scams

Symantec released new research highlighting widespread “ransomware” scams in Europe, the U.S., and Canada. The research estimates cybercriminals are *extorting* millions each year from victims. The full research can be read here.

The anatomy of a targeted email account hack

The anatomy of a targeted email account hack

"OMG! My email is hacked!" This is a true account of an email hack we've just witnessed and helped a client through. It all started with one of our client's bank account manager calling our client (will call him Bob in this email): Bank: Bob, Happy New Year! We have...

New Scareware E-Mail Uses Warnings in an Attempt to Scam Money

New Scareware E-Mail Uses Warnings in an Attempt to Scam Money

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has issued a warning about scareware messages saying a computer is associated with child pornography and demanding money to fix the problem. The government agencies insist they NEVER send out e-mails to that effect, and are encouraging people to not fall for the scams.

Beware of unexpected phone calls about your computer

Beware of unexpected phone calls about your computer

Unexpected calls to homes from all over the world continue with callers' statements like: "We are calling you from [XYZ] company and noticed that your computer is infected with a virus." Unaware clients are then misled into giving remote access to home computer(s) to...