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Internet Skeptic Blog
Jul 23, 2015
Jul 22, 2015
Spammers create Instagram accounts and may give your email address in hopes that you will respond positively to the Welcome message from Instagram. Then the spammer will spam and spread malware with the account that you seem to own. Do not confirm those unexpected Welcome messages from Instagram.
Here's a visual summary of common words in phish message subject lines and what email host was used to send the message over the past two years.
Securing USU's confidential data is increasingly important. Regulations, fines, legal liability and the trust of our students and employees all demand our best efforts to protect confidential data.
Mar 30, 2015
"Work-at-home" and "Mystery Shopper" spam messages can be looking for Money Mules to transfer money for on-line criminals.
Mar 3, 2015
The Federal Trade Commission just posted the Top Ten email and phone scams. They include "Fake IRS, Prize Patrol, Computer Support, Malware alert, Fake FBI, Ransomware, unexpected Government Grant, Medicare account problem, Deportation threat, spoofed Caller ID."
Feb 9, 2015
The recent unintended sharing of some SSNs at USU is a reminder that we all need to know what Private Sensitive Information (PSI) we have and use on the job, and how best to protect it.
When hackers get into a well known system and obtain passwords, they often get enough information to try some of those same passwords on other systems. You can thwart them and protect yourself, by using different passwords for different purposes.
Jun 11, 2014
If you are already worried about theft of your banking, tax and other financial info, add to the list what the bad guys could do to your medical records if they impersonate you for medical treatment and payments!
Jun 10, 2014
"Cryptowall" is a malicious program that will encrypt all of your files and SELL you the decryption key. It is being deployed in "spear phish" messages with zipped or executable attachments, or even links to shared files. The email often claims to be an unexpected FAX or UPS delivery notification.