Posts Tagged ‘scam’

Two C-Level Execs Fall Victim to 21 Million Dollar Phishing Fraud Email Scheme

A movie chain company’s Managing Director and CFO were ensnared in a Phishing Email Scheme that cost their company 21 million dollars and them their jobs. As Phishing email scams become more prevalent and their content/appearance more authentic, it is imperative that all those involved in the financial transactions of any firm be aware of the threat and educated about detecting these nefarious campaigns. Every firm should have protection mechanisms to not only block these emails, but procedures to determine the validity of any request for monetary transfers. If you need any assistance with your security posture and/or your Business…

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Scam of the Week: DMV Warns Drivers About Traffic Ticket Phishing

Online reporter Doug Olenick at SC Media was the first to point to a press release from the NY State Department of Motor Vehicles warning about a phishing scam where New York drivers are being targeted, stating they have 48 hours to pay a fine or have their driver’s license revoked. This may happen in your state as well, so this is your heads-up. The NY DMV alerted motorists that the scam is just bait to entice them to click on a “payment” link that will in turn infect their workstation with malware. The DMV does not know how many…

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