Scam Week – How Scammers Get Paid

When a scammer gets your money, it is usually gone for good.  There are many ways that scammers use to receive payments from their victims, and often they will use methods that are unusual, such as gift cards, bitcoin, or other currency substitutes.

Today I will describe the different payment methods, and what advantages they offer the scammer.  What a ...

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Scam Week – Don’t Fall For Scams

Have you fallen for an online or telephone scam? How much money did you lose?  I’ve personally known of two cases where the amount lost was $500 and $16,000, but scammers often get more.

If you are above the age of 55, you most certainly have been targeted by telephone callers and cyber-scammers, and received emails, text messages, Facebook messages, ...

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Why the Bruhaha over the Corp.com Domain?

The Corp.com domain is for sale, and depending on who ends up owning it, this could be catastrophic for companies that use Windows domains and Active Directory.  It basically is Microsoft’s fault (of course), except it is not.  The problem is that many admins who were setting up Active Directory domains for their company followed the directions a little too exactly.  In Microsoft’s ...

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Who Guards the Guardians?

Insider threats, the risks and dangers caused by malicious or careless acts performed by your own employees, contractors, and trusted vendors is perhaps the most difficult cyber attack to detect and defend.  What happens when a member of your own IT department turns to the dark side?

Between 2015 and 2019, IT executive Hicham Kabbaj scammed his employer out of $6 million dollars for servers, other products, and installation services by fictitious ...

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