Scammers targeting victims through social media

Many people are aware that scammers will try to access personal data through emails. However, cyber attackers have begun using other platforms to communicate with users including Skype, Slack, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and gaming apps. Scammers are increasingly communicating through these platforms because people are often more casual and informal…

Your password may make you a victim of hacking

Passwords are key to protecting online accounts. But can you really remember dozens of different passwords, each dotted with their own numbers and symbols? Probably not, and you no longer need to. The new SANS Institute newsletter explains three ways to simplify your passwords while still protecting your information. Read…

The art of dodging phone call scams and attacks

Not all cyber criminals are evil geniuses. Many cyber attacks happen with an old-fashioned phone call, mainly because there are fewer security regulations and it’s easier to convey emotion to trick people. The latest newsletter from SANS offers examples on the nature of phone call scams and attacks: https://www.sans.org/sites/default/files/2018-07/201807-OUCH-July-English_0.pdf Here…

GDPR: What is it & how does it affect me?

Recently, GDPR has been making headlines, but what is it? The General Data Protection Regulation is a law developed by the European Union (EU), which went into effect May 25, 2018. Regardless of where an organization is located, the law protects the personal information of all EU residents and requires…