CEO Fraud is on the Rise

By Kevin Pelton, CISSP IT Shareholder “What is CEO fraud?” you may be asking yourself. CEO fraud – also known as business email compromise (BEC) – is when a top-level executive’s email account is either hacked or mimicked and then…

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Beware of Apple Verification Email Scam

Here's the phishing scam of the week. This phishing email appears to come from Apple Support and threatens to suspend your account because you did not reply to an earlier verification email. The message has a link that allows you to…

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How Secure is Your Personal Data?

Unless you’re boycotting news coverage, you’ve heard about a data breach nearly every day recently. Between the US Office of Personnel Management to Anthem Insurance to Target, nearly everyone’s personal information is at risk. Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs says, “I’m…

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Fraudulent Online Tax Filings on the Rise

  • February 23, 2015
  • Fraud

This year, the filing of fraudulent online state tax returns seems to be especially prevalent. Intuit Inc., the makers of TurboTax software, has reported a 3700% increase in counterfeit state returns filed so far this year. Earlier this month, TurboTax…

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