New Amazon Order Confirmation Emails Could Be Phishing Attempts

According to Alexa, Amazon is the 4th most visited website in the United States and ranks 8th worldwide.  To say that it gets a lot of traffic every day would be an understatement, which is why a newly discovered phishing campaign pretending to come from Amazon is so disturbing. Although Amazon sees heavy traffic every day of the year, things …

New Phishing Attacks Look Like Emails From Apple

There’s a new, widespread phishing campaign underway that you need to be aware of if you use the Apple App store at all.  At this time, no one knows who’s behind the campaign, but already, a surprising number of people have been taken in by it. The campaign works like this: You’ll receive an email that appears to be from …

12 Scams of Christmas

The 12 Scams of Christmas: How to Spot And Avoid Them

By BBB Serving Eastern Oklahoma. December 10, 2018. ‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, and consumers are expected to spend more this year than they did in 2017. The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects U.S. holiday retail sales to top last year’s, with Americans expected to spend a total of $682 billion. As shoppers set records on spending, Better Business …

Hackers Target Users Of Google Maps With Bank Phone Scam

Google relies on crowd sourcing to help keep its maps up to date.  There’s no other approach that even comes close to being feasible.  Sure, Google has employees on the job, roving the nation’s highways, byways, and back streets. Even if the company employed ten times the number they’re currently using, their maps wouldn’t be nearly as accurate as they’ve …

New Fake Antivirus Tech Support Scam Tricking Users

McAfee has long been a popular target of scammers, but recently, they’ve changed the nature of their game. In years past, they’d display a webpage informing you that any McAfee products on your computer are out of date and provide a link to the company’s virtual storefront where you could renew. Unbeknownst to the people clicking on those links, they …

HIPAA Fines For Data Breaches Continue To Grow

Anthem is one of the largest insurance providers in the United States. Unfortunately in 2015, they had the dubious honor of suffering the largest health data breach in history. It left protected health information of nearly 79 million of their customers exposed. As a result, a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services called the Office for …

Uninstall Fake App Called “The Album by Google Photos”

If you take a lot of photos with your Android device, you’re probably constantly on the lookout for a better way to organize them and access them.  That’s exactly what the authors of the malicious app called “The Album, by Google Photos” are hoping for. The app put in a brief appearance on the Microsoft store, where it claimed to …

How Long Before You Experience A Cyber Attack?

According to this year’s Traveler’s Risk Index, published by The Traveler’s Indemnity Company, a majority of business owners have a somewhat fatalistic view of hacking and data breaches. The index includes 52 percent of survey respondents indicating that they believe a cyber-attack is inevitable. The other statistics in the report paint a grim picture.  Here’s a quick overview: 55 percent …

Your Business Email Is Highly Targeted For Attacks

There’s a new report out, authored by ProofPoint, and its findings for business are grim. It’s no secret that businesses of all shapes and sizes are coming under increasing fire from hackers around the world. Now we have hard data that shows us exactly how big of an increase we’re seeing. Here are some of the key findings in the …