From the Smithsonian: A look at the history of unexplained flying objects through the lens of human technological change.
02/01/2018 09:22 PM EST Original release date: February 01, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an article addressing scams targeting online daters. In this type of fraud, cyber criminals target victims, gain their confidence, and trick them into sending money.
To stay safer online, review the FTC article on Online Dating Scams and the NCCIC/US-CERT tip on Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites. If you think you have been a victim of an online dating scam, report your experience to
- the online dating site,
- the Federal Trade Commission, and
- the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.
Speaking of dating sites, here’s a fun one. Hey baby, nice little “abc123” ya got there.
02/21/2018 06:31 PM EST Original release date: February 21, 2018
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert on the increase in W-2-related phishing campaigns. Fraudsters often use tax-related phishing emails to get victims to provide personally identifiable information, click on a malicious link, or pay a ransom.
NCCIC/US-CERT encourages taxpayers to review the IC3 Alert and refer to the NCCIC/US-CERT Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information. If you believe you have been a victim of a phishing campaign, report it to IC3 at www.ic3.gov
02/22/2018 07:15 PM EST Original release date: February 22, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued guidance to consumers considering using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) for their mobile phones. Some mobile phone users choose to use VPNs to shield the information on their phones when using public Wi-Fi networks.
NCCIC/US-CERT encourages consumers to review the FTC article for more information.