Monthly Archives: April 2013

41 Dumbest Security Decisions

Securing IT systems is a difficult task on an average day. There is a never ending list of threats and vulnerabilities that need attention, research, and remediation. New projects and technologies require vetting and users have questions that need to be answered. Unfortunately sometimes decisions are made, either in haste or hubris that can open […]

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Cyber criminals take advantage of Boston tragedy

Yesterday we reported scammers had registered over 125 domain names within hours of the Boston bombings. Today security researchers have reported that once again criminals are taking advantage of the public’s curiosity and generosity to spread malware and computer viruses. TrendLabs reports that spam messages with subjects such as “2 Explosions at Boston Marathon” and […]

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Boston Marathon Tragedy Used by Scammers

In the hours following yesterday’s explosions over 125 domain names have been registered that could potentially be used to disseminate false information, solicit fake fundraisers, and fake requests for donations. These domains contain words related to the tragedy such as, “boston”,”marathon”, “bombings”, “charity”, “fund”, “lawsuit”, “massacre”, “attack”, “news”, “info”, “victims”, etc.. Examples include: “bostonmarathonrelief.com” and […]

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American Airways Free Ticket Scam

The Office of Information Security was mailed this phishing letter disguised as a free airline ticket giveaway. Read up on this offline attempt to steal our personal information and protect yourself from free offer scams. More Information: American Airways Free Ticket Scam

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