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Identity Protection Tips: Email Safety

Email is a common target for malicious hackers. Two of the more common techniques they use to compromise email are business email compromise and malicious document attachments. Business Email Compromise  The FBI describes Business Email Compromise, or BEC, as a financially-motivated and often sophisticated scam carried out by organized crime organizations. The technique involves impersonating […]

New Extortion Scam Tied to Recent Breaches

The Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3) recently released a public service announcement about a possible link between data extortion scams and several recent breaches. According to the announcement, hackers are e-mailing victims of the breach and threatening to release their personal information to friends, family, coworkers, and social media contacts unless they pay a ransom. […]