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Full Article and Source - https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/07/sextortion-scam-uses-recipients-hacked-passwords/

Sextortion

The basic elements of this sextortion (FBI Website explaining Sextortion) scam email have been around for some time, and usually the only thing that changes with this pa...

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2018-07-13 05:34 AM - Comment(s)

Basically, Smishing is Phishing (like you get in your email), except it's on your Smartphone through SMS Text messages. The word itself is a mashup of SMS and Phishing, as you can see better when it's displayed like this: SMiShing.

Smishing is dangerous, as a text sent to your phone implies legitimac...

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2017-07-08 09:07 PM - Comment(s)

Bad guys are increasingly targeting you through your smartphone. They send texts that trick you into doing something against your own best interest. At the moment, there is a mystery shopping scam going on, starting out with a text invitation, asking you to send an email for more info which then get...
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2017-07-08 10:04 AM - Comment(s)

Full Gizmodo Article - http://gizmodo.com/gop-data-firm-accidentally-leaks-personal-details-of-ne-1796211612


Political data gathered on more than 198 million US citizens was exposed this month after a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee stored internal documents on a public...

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2017-06-20 06:47 AM - Comment(s)

The best way to avoid falling for scams, phishing, fake websites, and getting infected with malware/virus is knowing how to spot fake email and avoid clicking on anything that is suspicious.


You are the last line of defense in keeping your devices, information, and identity safe!


Social Engineering R...

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2017-06-06 02:35 AM - Comment(s)

Think you got an email from a business you know? Scammers sometimes use emails that look legit to trick you into sending money to them.


The email might say it’s from a real estate professional you’re working wit...

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2017-05-30 09:39 AM - Comment(s)


Federal Trade Commission - HOW TO SPOT A TECH SUPPORT SCAM:

Learn how to spot and report Tech Support Scams:

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2017-05-30 09:29 AM - Comment(s)

Do not give sensitive information to others unless you are sure that they are indeed who they claim to be and that they should have access to the information.


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2017-05-30 04:16 AM - Comment(s)