The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released an article addressing the rise of Internet romance scams. In this common type of fraud, cyber criminals target victims, gain their confidence, and trick them into sending money.
As Data Privacy Day approaches, US-CERT recommends that users and businesses learn more about how to protect their privacy and personal information. DPD is celebrated every Jan. 28, and is an international effort to promote the importance of data privacy.
FBI Public Service Announcement College students across the United States continue to be targeted in a common employment scam. Scammers advertise phony job opportunities on college employment websites, and/or students receive e-mails on their school accounts recruiting them for fictitious positions. This "employment" results in a financial loss for participating students. How the scam works:
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on fraudulent mobile apps designed to exploit consumers. Some fake apps may steal personal information such as credit card numbers. By taking precautions, users can protect themselves and their private data. US-CERT encourages users and administrators to refer to the FTC Scam Alert and background article
US-CERT reminds users to remain vigilant when browsing or shopping online this holiday season. Ecards from unknown senders may contain malicious links. Fake advertisements or shipping notifications may deliver infected attachments. Spoofed email messages and fraudulent posts on social networking sites may request support for phony causes.
In partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, the National Cyber Security Alliance has released information on "Navigating Your Continuously Connected Life" which examines our future using Internet of Things devices.
In partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, the National Cyber Security Alliance has released information on recognizing cyber crime and how to protect yourself online. Recommendations include deleting suspicious communications, being wary of "too good to be true" offers, and using strong authentication.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. In partnership with DHS, the National Cyber Security Alliance has released information on “Cyber from the Break Room to the Board Room” describing how users can protect their businesses and other organizations from cyber threats.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. In partnership with DHS, the National Cyber Security Alliance has released the first in a series of tips focused on helping people protect their online activities and increasing cybersecurity awareness.