Alerts

Is your home network secure enough to keep you protected?

What is home network security?

Home network security refers to the protection of a network that connects devices to each other and to the internet within a home. Whether it’s staying in touch with friends and family, paying your bills electronically, or teleworking, the internet enables us to accomplish tasks more efficiently and conveniently from the comfort of our own homes.

Watch out for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Royal Wedding Attacks

KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Watch out for GDPR and Royal Wedding Attacks

Be on the lookout for a new, Apple-flavored phishing email Scam of the Week. New European data privacy regulation is going into effect this week. It's called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and bad guys are using it as bait in a variety of ways. This scam looks like it is from Apple and claims that if you do not take action, your account will be "restricted". In reality, they steal your identity and credit card information. 

New alert for Western Union refunds

Beware of new Phishing Attack tactic 5/10/18

KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Phishing Attack Uses GDPR As Bait

There is yet another email scam you need to watch out for. New European data privacy regulation is going into effect on May 25th. It's called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and bad guys are using it as bait by claiming you're not compliant and in violation of this new regulation.

Do not click on links in emails, or open suspicious attachments that claim any kind of problem with "GDPR". Instead, delete the email or follow the reporting procedures put in place by your organization.

 

Customer Alert - Phishing attempt reported 4/23/18

We have been notified that a scammer impersonated Security Federal in an attempt to gain customer-confidential information. The scammer called a customer and requested information over the phone.

Security Federal will not call you and ask for your personal information! Do not give out your confidential information.

Please contact us if you have questions.

 

4/23/2018

IC3 Issues Alert on Tech Support Fraud

Original release date: March 29, 2018

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released an alert on tech support fraud. Tech support fraud involves criminals claiming to provide technical support to fix problems that don't exist. Their methods include placing calls, sending pop-ups, engaging misleading lock screens, and sending emails to entice users to accept fraudulent tech support services. Users should not give control of their computers or mobile devices to any stranger offering to fix problems.

It's National Password Day

Today is a good day to do it. Why? It’s National Password Day. Together with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), we are sharing tips to make your passwords more secure.

Consumer alert: Phishers send fake invoices

From the FTC: Phishers send fake invoices

February 23, 2018

We’ve recently heard that scammers are recycling an old phishing attempt. In this version, scammers, posing as a well-known tech company, email a phony invoice showing that you’ve recently bought music or apps from them. The email tells you to click on a link if you did not authorize the purchase. Stop – do not click on the link. That’s the new twist on an old scam.

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