Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


3 things you might not know about modern ransomware and how Nefilim makes money

Trend Micro case study explains how the new business model works and how the multistep attacks unfold.  A must read.


How could the ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


The Latest Scams You Need to Be Aware Of

While you always need to be wary of scammers and the methods they use, you may want to approach situations with an extra level of scrutiny during the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. Fraudsters know people are more vulnerable to scams when they’re desperate, ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Robotic ‘Monster Wolf’ Protects Japanese Town From Bears

No bear interactions have been recorded in the town since the robots’ installation in September


Don’t let identity thieves take you for a ride

Read a real story of someone who forgot to lock his car one night. A thief took advantage ...

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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day: Contact Form Survey Scam Phish

Chef’s Special:  Consent Phishing

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, or from clients, or reliable sources on the Internet.

I would be delighted to accept suspicious phishing examples from you.  Please forward your email to phish@wyzguys.com.

My intention is to provide a warning, ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


It’s Hard to be a Hero – Marcus Hutchins, “the guy the saved the Internet” from WannaCry

At 22, he single-handedly put a stop to the worst cyberattack the world had ever seen. Then he was arrested by the FBI. This is his untold story.  A longer article by Andy Greenberg of Wired.  Definitely worth the ...

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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 ...

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