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Ransomware demands Dollars for Data

by Robert Siciliano

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“Ransomware” is what holds data hostage by invading one’s computer when the user clicks on a malicious link in an e-mail or downloads an infected attachment. Visiting a fraudulent web site can also trigger an attack.
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ID Theft, Medicare Fraud Prevention in People Over 45

by Robert Siciliano

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My job as a security analyst is to educate people on the prevalence of ID theft, and this especially includes those over 45, and I also must point out that scams involving Medicare are on the rise. … Continue Reading

An Unfortunate Fact About Shopping

by Federal Trade Commission

Manon Phone Final Notice

Another day, another announcement about a data breach.

As news trickles out about retailers that have been hacked, you may be wondering what you can do to protect yourself from fraud. Even if you’re not sure that your accounts have been affected, you can do a few things to protect your accounts, your money, and your credit reputation. … Continue Reading

Fake funeral notice can be deadly — for your computer

by Federal Trade Commission

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Scam artists are forever trying to trick people into clicking on links that will download malware to their computers. But the latest scam takes the tricks to a new low. Scammers are sending bogus emails with the subject line “funeral notification.” The message appears to be from a legitimate funeral home, offers condolences, and invites you to click on a link for more information about the upcoming “celebration of your friend’s life service.” … Continue Reading

Ending a Spam Scam about the Affordable Care Act

by Federal Trade Commission

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The Federal Trade Commission has sued one of the world’s reputedly biggest spammers and the company it says he used to send thousands of false, alarming and threatening emails disguised as information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). … Continue Reading

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