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Tech Alerts

Potential Hurricane Florence Phishing Scams

September 17, 2018

NCCIC warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to exploit interest in Hurricane Florence. Fraudulent emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or attachments that direct users to malicious websites. Users should exercise caution in handling any email with a subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to the

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Facebook Announces Removal Of More Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior

August 22, 2018

Yesterday Facebook removed multiple pages, groups and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram. Some of this activity originated in Iran, and some originated in Russia.

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North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity

August 9, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have identified a Trojan malware variant—referred to as KEYMARBLE—used by the North Korean government. The U.S. Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government as HIDDEN COBRA.

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FBI Releases Article On Building A Digital Defense Against Facebook Scams

August 8, 2018

The FBI has released an article on building a digital defense against a fraud that uses Facebook’s texting app—Facebook Messenger. Scammers send messages that appear to be from trusted sources or trick users into clicking on malicious links or sharing personal information.

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FBI Releases Article On Securing The Internet Of Things

August 2, 2018

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on the risks associated with internet-connected devices, commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). FBI warns that cyber threat actors can use unsecured IoT devices as proxies to anonymously pursue malicious cyber activities. As our reliance on IoT becomes an important part of

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Removing Bad Actors On Facebook

August 2, 2018

Facebook Press Release (July 31): We removed 32 Pages and accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior. This kind of behavior is not allowed on Facebook because we don’t want people or organizations creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they are, or what they’re doing.

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FTC Issues Alert On Tech Support Scams

July 17, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission has released an alert on tech support scams. Scammers use pop-up messages, websites, emails, and phone calls to entice users to pay for fraudulent tech support services to repair problems that do not exist.

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IC3 Warns Of Business Email Compromise Scams

July 16, 2018

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released an alert on business email compromise scams. This type of scam targets businesses and individuals by using social engineering or computer intrusion to compromise legitimate email accounts and conduct unauthorized fund transfers or obtain personally identifiable information. NCCIC encourages businesses and individuals to refer to the IC3

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Cyber Actors Target Home And Office Routers And Networked Devices Worldwide

May 26, 2018

Cybersecurity researchers have identified that foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide. The actors used VPNFilter malware to target small office/home office routers.

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IRS Warns Tax Professionals Of Phishing Scam

May 25, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a news release warning tax professionals to beware of a new phishing email scam. Cyber criminals posing as state accounting and professional associations have been sending emails to entice their targets to reveal login credentials.

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