How to Spot a Cyber Fraud Scams Videos

Job Alerts Info Who are computer hackers? Why and how are they a threat to your personal, financial and business security? Why are they considered predators? “Computer predators are unathorized users who break into computer systems in order to steal, change or destroy information; often by installing dangerous malware without your knowledge or consent”, say top antivirus experts at WebRoot. Furthermore, say Webroot experts, their clever tactics and detailed technical knowledge, help them access privileged information you don’t want them

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5 Invaluable Plans of Action We Learned From the 2017 WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Lazarus, the shadowy North Korean group, considered by many as a ‘criminal hacking contractor’, believed to be the developer of the original WannaCry ransomware, is considered to be the mastermind behind the largest ransomware attack in the world – to date. Unleashed May 12, 2017. Although evidence points to the shadowy group, some disagree it was their handiwork. Suggesting it could be one of a handful of countries such as Russia, China and Iran; who have “offensively advanced cyber-attacking capabilities”

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Equifax Breach Updates

Oct 3, 2017 – Former Equifax CEO grilled by Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee Oct 3-2017 – Former Equifax CEO says breach boiled down to one person not doing their job. Oct 2, 2017 – Equifax breach larger than at first reported. Oct 2, 2017 – Equifax made major errors which led to cyber attack Sept. 27, 2017 – N.Y. regulators issued a subpoena to Equifax. Sept 26. 2017 – Equifax CEO out after data breach Sept 26, 2017 –

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Spyware Can Do You and Your Computer Irreparable Harm

It’s a fact. Spyware can go undetected on your computer for years. Allowing you to continue using your computer and the Internet as usual.  Yet it’s surreptitiously following your movements. And it’s highly likely capturing your personal and financial info. So there is no need to worry about uninstalling spyware, right? Wrong. In mild cases, Spyware infringes upon your privacy because it can track and take note of your usage patterns and report this information back to the company who

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The First Step Cyber Criminals Take When Intending to Steal Your Identity Will Shock You

Spear Phishing: What is it and why is it the 1st step hackers take when intending to steal your identity? No. It’s not what you think. It’s not sport fishing out on the open sea. Instead it’s a scam. With you the hackers target. According to Kaspersky Labs – “Spear phishing is an email or electronic communications scam targeted towards a specific individual, organization or business. Although often intended to steal data for malicious purposes, cybercriminals may also intend to install

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11 Strategies for Protecting Yourself From Identity Thieves

Identity theft is defined as the unauthorized use of another’s personal information for criminal gain. Identity theft can range from stealing someone’s credit card information and selling it, to making unauthorized purchases to taking control of current accounts and setting up new accounts and totally compromising an individual’s identity. How do these criminals steal your identity? What can you do to protect yourself, your good name and your accounts? Let’s start with the ‘Dark Web’. It’s not a place the

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Why Are Companies Failing to Create Better Security for Your Cellphone and Thousands of Other Devices?

  In today’s hacker-infested world, one would think cell phone, tablet, computer and laptop security would be top of the list for all manufacturers. Along with the desire to make all these devices unhackable. First, this would help clients feel safe. Second it would sell more products. Third, companies would likely be capable of selling these products at even higher prices. The answer to why they don’t do this will shock you. In their desire to make devices easy to use

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5 Tips to Help You Avoid Cyber-Criminal Scams to Steal Your Money and Credit

You may be unfamiliar with the technical name of this cyber-crime called ‘Cloaking’.  However you may have been caught up in one of these cloaking schemes when you clicked on a link you believed would take you to information you were searching for. What is ‘cloaking’? And why is Facebook, along with dozens of other high profile digital companies you may currently be using, trying to eradicate it? How can ‘cloaking negatively affect you and your digital experiences? How can these

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10 Tips to Stop Falling for Phishing Scams

Every day millions of unsuspecting people receive phishing emails, worldwide. Some are so obvious, you may immediately dump them into junk mail. On the other hand others may be so craftily written they appear to be emails from companies or people you know and trust or have accounts with. With all the articles and information distributed by top news agencies, journalists and cyber experts – daily – amazingly people still fall for phishing schemes and various other cyber scams. It could

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