Taxpayer Cybersecurity – Step 3: Avoid E-mail Phishing Scams

The Security Summit, consisting of the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), state tax agencies, and private-sector tax industry officials, is encouraging tax professionals during the 2019 summer season to take some time to assess their data security policies and review critical … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber scams, Cyber Security, Data Breach, E-mail phishing, Identity Theft, IRS, Malware

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Has Your Computer Been Hijacked For Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining?

Another day, and another form of hacking comes to light.  On June 26, 2018, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, issued a security tip “Defending Against Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining … Continue reading

Posted in Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cryptojacking, Cryptomining, Cyber Security, DHS, Malware, US-CERT

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WannaCry: What to Know and What to Do

On Friday, May 12, 2017, a malicious ransomware program known as WannaCry was discovered infecting computer systems all over the world.  It set off alarms globally, and so far has infected over 200,000 computers across more than 150 countries.  Victims include Deutsche … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, FBI, Malware, NSA, Ransomware

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WannaCry Ransomware Attack – A Really Quick Primer

Over the past week, computers all over the world have fallen victim to a ransomware attack known as “WannaCry”.  The WannaCry malware reportedly utilizes sophisticated hacking tools that were leaked from the National Security Agency earlier this year.  It exploits … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Malware, Ransomware

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