08/02/2017 10:08 PM EDT Original release date: August 02, 2017
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released an alert warning consumers of music gift card scams. This type of scam targets victims, gains their confidence, and tricks them into providing gift card information.
To stay safer online, review the IC3 alert on Online Scammers Require Payment via Music Application Gift Cards and the US-CERT Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks.
08/07/2017 03:30 PM EDT Original release date: August 07, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), acting in concert with state tax agencies and the tax industry, has issued an IRS Security Summit Alert for tax professionals to beware of a new phishing email scam. Scam operators often use fraudulent e-mails to entice their targets to reveal login credentials.
Naked Security – If you haven’t picked up these updates, now is a good time to do them.
There were a number of out-of-band updates released on July 27. This update applies to vulnerabilities specifically Outlook and Office Click-to-run. Several of the vulnerability updates prevent remote code executions (RCE) in Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016, as well as Office 2010 and 2016 Click-To-Run.
08/08/2017 08:30 PM EDT Original release date: August 08, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on government grant scams. In these schemes, scammers pose as government officials to get consumers to send them money. Anytime someone asks you to pay money to get money, stop and think twice.
Emotet arrives as a malicious email attachment and tries to steal your online banking credentials
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