Coronavirus Breeds Device Viruses

Coronavirus Breeds Device Viruses + Fake Rankings

Coronavirus breeds device viruses as hackers seek to exploit the fear and uncertainty of the possible physical pandemic. Consumers should look for mandatory arbitration clauses before buying. Loan sites get hit for misleading rankings and your financial health depends on baby steps. Coronavirus Goes Phishing Mimecast discovered a sample phishing email, showing attackers were disseminating…

Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware Attacks Remain a Clear & Present Danger in 2019

Ransomware attacks continue to plague businesses of all sizes including tiny firms, possibly costing U.S. business $100 billion this year. Healthcare firms and even religious organizations have been targeted. Students are also a prime target. While, individuals are targeted too, most hackers go where the money is. The official definition of ransomware: a type of…

Identity Fraud Soars

Identity Theft is a Gargantuan Pain-in-the-Tookus for U.S. Consumers

Identity theft is the biggest pain-in-the-tookus for Americans, affecting more than 500,000 per year. Unlike hacking your computer, cell phone or other devices, identity theft is usually low-tech committed by unsophisticated slime balls. Slimeball Methods Consider the late night dumpster diver in search of bills, bank mail, and other documents containing personal information and, if…

Freeze Credit Files Stops Hackers

Free Credit Report Freezing Arrives One-Year After the Massive Equifax Hack Attack

Starting today, credit report freezing is available to all Americans for free with the top three credit reporting agencies (CRAs): Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Up until yesterday it generally cost $5 to $10, depending on your state of residence, to lock your report with each CRA, unless you were a victim of a credit breach…

Huge Heartless Online Scam Targets Homebuyers’ Closing Funds

Scams targeting homebuyers nearing the closing date on their mortgage loan are on the rise. The scammers attempt to steal the homebuyer’s closing funds—for example, their down payment and closing costs—by sending the homebuyer an email posing as the homebuyer’s real estate agent or settlement agent (title company, escrow officer, or attorney).  The email falsely…