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Scam of the Week: Fake iCloud Emails “Phish” For Your Personal Info

By at 17 April, 2017, 9:22 am

According to the good folks over at KnowBe4.com: The bad guys are targeting Apple users with emails that appear to be coming from Apple and aim to trick unsuspecting users into handing over their personal information.

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Scam of the Week – Insidious New IRS Social Engineering Attack

By at 10 October, 2016, 10:00 am

There is an insidious new IRS scam doing the rounds. They send you a phony IRS CP 2000 form and claim the income reported on your tax return does not match the income reported by your employer. This is meant to get you worried. To confuse you further, the bad guys claim this has something to do with the Affordable Care Act.

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Authorities capture Cryptolocker passwords – if you’ve been hit you need to read this story.

By at 6 August, 2014, 10:30 am

Since late 2013 an insidious program that encrypts a users computer and then holds it for ransom unless the victim pays Hundreds of dollars by Bitcoin has been spreading throughout the globe. Cryptolocker and its variants have become the bane of computers users worlwide.Once infected, users had 72 hours to pay the ransom or the price went up; however, even paying the ransom was no guarantee of getting a valid decryption key. The only other option that worked was to restore from a protected backup, which too many people didn’t have. BBC news is reporting in its story Cryptolocker victims to get files back for free that security experts were able to infiltrate and capture the database of victims. If you are afflicted with Cryptolocker it may now be possible to get the decryption key needed to restore their files according to this story.

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Dropbox updates its TOS: Adds Government Data Requests Principals

By at 21 February, 2014, 11:09 am

Dropbox has a bit of a history when it comes to securing your information and who has access to it. Dropbox recently announced changes in its Terms of Service and its Privacy policy. The interesting piece of this to me is the Government Data Requests Principals in the Privacy Policy.

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Collaborative Divorce E-Mail Scams Still Making the Rounds but Lawyers are Learning.

By at 16 March, 2011, 3:00 pm

This and similar e-mail scams have been circulating for several years and despite the warnings of myself, my fellow PMA’s and other legal organizations, a number of attorneys continue to fall victim to this and similar scams. However, once in a while the good guys do win one and the lawyer manages to “dodge the bullet” so to speak. I had such an experience helping a member on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

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