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Is That True? 4 Browser Extensions to Help You Spot Fake News

Not sure which sources to trust when you're online? These browser extensions can help you figure out how to detect misleading articles and untrustworthy websites.

 

 

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Have you been affected by a data breach? Read on

Hackers know a secret many of us share: we reuse passwords. Don’t. That’s one takeaway from the FTC’s case against online alcohol delivery platform Drizly. Here’s what to do after a data breach and why.

 

 

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What should I do if I get a call claiming there's a problem with my Social Security number or account?

If there is a problem, we will mail you a letter. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. The latest scam trick of using robocalls or live callers has increased.

 

 

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You Tossed Your Cookies But They’re Still Tracking You; Here’s How to Hide Your Browser Fingerprint

Browser fingerprinting is a sneaky way advertisers and others track you online. We explain how this surveillance technique works and what you can do to protect your privacy.

 

 

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Creative Hacking Underscores The Need For MFA

Attackers are getting more creative by the day. It's more important than ever before with so many bad actors out there to make all of your accounts ultra-secure. That means that using some method of multifactor authentication (MFA) is in order.

 

 

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CyberheistNews Vol 12 #41 [HEADS UP] The Old Nigerian Prince Scam Resurfaces as Russian Billionaire Fraud

Scammers continue to get creative when it comes to current events - and this new scam is no exception.

 

 

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IRS Warns of A Spike in Smishing Attacks

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued an alert warning of a significant rise in text message phishing scams (smishing) impersonating the IRS since the beginning of the year.

 

 

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New COVID-19 Phishing Wave Misuses Google Forms to Steal Victim Information

This new credential harvesting scam impersonates a real U.S. Government COVID-related grant program to harvest credentials and personal details using a blatantly obvious Google form.

 

 

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FCC Warns of Post-Hurricane Scams

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) offers advice on how to avoid falling for scams that follow in the wake of natural disasters like Hurricane Ian. Scammers target victims of disasters as well as people trying to donate to charities.

 

 

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New Phishing Attack Attempts to Steal Social Security Numbers

A phishing campaign is impersonating the US Social Security Administration (SSA) in an attempt to steal Social Security numbers, according to researchers at INKY.

 

 

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Social Security Benefits Increase in 2023

Approximately 70 million Americans will see a 8.7% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2023. On average, Social Security benefits will increase by more than $140 per month starting in January.

 

 

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Instagram Phishing: Scammers Exploit Instagram Verification Program

Researchers at Vade warn that an email phishing campaign is informing users that their Instagram account is eligible to receive a blue verification badge. If a user clicks the link, they’ll be taken to a spoofed Instagram login page designed to steal their credentials.

 

 

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Did You Get An Email Saying Your Personal Info Is For Sale On The Dark Web?

People are telling us they’ve gotten emails warning that their sensitive personal information is being sold in the shadowy marketplaces of the dark web. Some emails list the stolen information, like all or part of the person’s Social Security number, date of birth, and driver’s license number.

 

 

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Email Identity Crisis! Top Brands For Email Phishing And How To Tell The Difference

Some say impersonation is the greatest form of flattery, but it this case, it’s all about email phishing. Cybercriminals use some companies more than others because they’re well-known globally and have better odds for success. A look at who these companies are and how to avoid email phishing in their name benefits us all.

 

 

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Did You Hear About The Student Loan Announcements? Scammers Did, Too

You’ve probably already heard about the new government plan that will forgive some federal student loans, once it’s up and running. Also in the news: the federal student loan payment pause has been extended to December 31, 2022.

 

 

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Social Engineering Targets Healthcare Payment Processors

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued an alert warning of an increase in phishing and other social engineering attacks against healthcare payment processors.

 

 

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