Because IT and cybersecurity is such an IMPORTANT issue, every business must make certain their employees are clear on how to appropriately use, handle and protect company data and devices. To help computer users like you, in addition to other useful content in our IT Services blog, we are promoting a series of IT security articles with useful tips to show you and your employees how to significantly improve your protection from being a victim of cybercrime.
Phishing scam targeting accounting professionals and members of the public in the midst of a tax season.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state tax agencies are warning of a phishing scam targeting tax professionals and members of the public in the midst of a tax season. The scammers impersonate the IRS in an attempt to collect SSN numbers, e-file identification numbers (EFINs), driver’s license images, and other credentials. These phishing emails
powersolution, through its membership with the New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC), has received information related to a new phishing/email threat. powersolution, along with the NJCCIC, recommends users who receive this and similar extortion threats ignore the email as they have not proven to be a credible threat. Never click on any links
Users are advised to exercise caution with links and attachments received from unknown contacts or file-sharing platforms (such as Box and DropBox) Researchers from anti-malware software vendor, Malwarebytes Labs have identified a new phishing attack that uses fake COVID-19 surveys in Microsoft Word documents to deliver ransomware. To evade detection, the attackers have uploaded the
Researchers from Proofpoint, a well-known email security vendor that provides anti-spam, anti-malware, and phishing protection services, observed a spear-phishing campaign, codenamed “employer21,” targeting teachers. The campaign delivers emails teachers purported to be from parents or guardians attempting to deliver a student’s assignment after issues submitting the assignment the “usual way.” Typically a ZIP attachment accompanies
The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Cell (NJCCIC) warns of a new threat that can potentially affect millions of people. As a result of the COVID-19 ongoing pandemic, threat actors are trying to cash in by targeting individuals looking for financial relief. These malicious actors are using fraudulent emails, websites, and robocalls to target the
This month, October 2020, is Cybersecurity Awareness month, co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA). Its theme, “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” is designed to empower individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting cyberspace. A key message of this theme is “If You Connect IT, Protect