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Phishy Emails Are Meant To Not Smell Fishy! Guest Article by Dana Mantilla

Phishy Emails Are Meant To Not Smell Fishy! Guest Article by Dana Mantilla President & Founder of Identity Protection Planning LLC. & Board of Directors, Better Business Bureau When was the last time you opened your email and didn’t find a spam message by some Mr. Creepy? PROBABLY NEVER! You know this isn’t your Disneyworld and everybody is just used to it nowadays. Most of [...]

SCARS™ Guide: There Is A New Kind Of Phishing Called Whaling Scam Attacks

SCARS™ Guide: There Is A New Kind Of Phishing Called Whaling Scam Attacks Whaling: How It Works, And What Your Organisation Can Do About It A GUIDE TO 'WHALING' - TARGETED PHISHING ATTACKS AIMED AT SENIOR EXECUTIVES Whaling is a highly targeted phishing attack - aimed at senior executives - masquerading as a legitimate email. Whaling is digitally enabled fraud through social engineering, designed to encourage victims to perform a secondary action, such as initiating [...]

Knowledge – SCARS™

SCARS™ Insight: Phishing the Famous - Cybercriminal Sentenced Man Who Targeted Celebrities Sentenced; Simple Precautions Can Keep Your Information Safe Kwamaine Ford traveled in famous circles. He worked for a celebrity and had social media accounts that showed him living a glamorous life, surrounded by well-known people. But Ford, now 28, funded his lifestyle with an illegal hobby—using his knowledge of celebrities to phish their personal accounts and charge the associated credit cards. Between 2015 [...]

SCARS™ Cybercrime Infographic: U.K. Government – Stay Safe Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

SCARS™ Cybercrime Infographic: U.K. Government - Stay Safe Online [INFOGRAPHIC] Provided Courtesy of the National Cyber Security Centre of the United Kingdom Stay Safe Online: Top Tips Regardless of the size or type of organization you work for, it's important to understand why you might be vulnerable to cyberattack, and how to defend yourself. The advice summarised below is applicable to your working life and your home life. You should also familiarise yourself with any [...]

Sextortion Combined With Phishing Scams – SCARS™ SCAM NEWS

SCARS™ SCAM NEWS: Sextortion Combined With Phishing Scams The Vilest Phishing Method, Sextortion, Often Snares Victims Using Fake Security Alerts It’s embarrassing, so few employees tend to report it, but a type of phishing attack known as sextortion is becoming increasingly common at workplaces, according to one security company’s recent analysis. To get the attention of users, many of these threatening messages are initially disguised as legitimate security warnings. These type of scams are carried out [...]