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If making a donation online, make sure the source is legitimate

Cybercriminals are beginning to take advantage of natural disasters, relief efforts and other events that may spur a lot of charitable donations. Scammers hoping to capitalize on hurricane disaster relief, for example, might set up a false donation site to fool unwitting people. By soliciting donations in the name of a reputable cause, scammers hide […]

Be mindful of crypto scams

Cryptocurrencies have increased in popularity in recent years. Consequently, blockchains have also been the target of cybercriminals. Cryptos, like Bitcoin, use security keys to protect currency with unique corresponding sets of letters and numbers. Despite these measures, bad actors are increasingly using cryptocurrencies to steal information and collect ransom. Before purchasing a coin, make sure […]

Don’t be fooled by fake holiday deals

Scammers often time their cyberattacks around the holidays. With many consumers increasingly choosing to make their holiday purchases online, rather than in person, is an especially risky time for digital shoppers. Cybercriminals create false websites with spectacular deals to lure unsuspecting consumers into entering their payment information. Others send direct messages to consumers to entice […]

Working from home? Protect your company’s data by limiting the number of data transfers

Especially in a hybrid work environment, people are jumping from one device to another. Transferring data between so many devices puts sensitive material at risk. The more devices that contain that information, the more points of entry for a cybercriminal to strike.

Change your home router’s default password

People often neglect to change the default password that the manufacturer provides on their home router. Cybercriminals take advantage of this neglect and can gain access to your network. In turn, they may compromise data stored on other devices connected to your router. For steps to change your router’s password, see the respective manufacturer website.

Think before you act on urgent sounding emails

Disregard emails or messages that create a sense of urgency and command you to respond to a crisis, such as a problem with your taxes or bank account. These Imposter Scams transpire when you receive an email or call apparently from a government official, family member, or friend urgently requesting that you wire them money […]