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Equifax Breach

OUCH… 143 million… Be expected to get phishing attacks with VERY detailed information about you, birth dates, credit card numbers, the number of credit cards you own, etc. This is a very large breach within the US. More to come as details they emerge. Source: https://goo.gl/BqF8WJ

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Credit Card Skimmers

Many of you from the area heard about the credit card skimmers at the gas pumps in Baltic, SD. The great news is, they caught the culprets. The bad news is that they found over 50 credit cards in their vehicle upon arrest. That just means they are taking those stolen credit swips from Baltic, retreviing the numbers and information associated with it and duplicating the card to purchase additional items under your identity. A quick google search shows the machine

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Outlook Web Access

If you are a business owner or employee that uses Outlook, please take notice. Here is a full text (short) article from the Internet Storm Center (ISC) about how a hacker may use Outlook as a vehicle to steal money from you in a blink of an eye. We have seen this tactic used right here in Lake County. Recently we’ve started seeing some attacks that utlise OWA. A person in the victim organisation sends an email to one or more

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Notice from the FBI concerning email

The nation has seen a rise in business emails being compromised leading to billions of dollars being transferred out of their accounts to bad guys. Just because we are in South Dakota, does not mean we are irrelevant to this type of scam. Below is a public service announcement from the FBI on the compromise of emails, background, stats, and some suggestions for protection for your business. Please take some time to read through and education/protect yourself and employees of

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Do you use Google Docs?

The bad guys are at it again. This time they are targeting Google Doc requests. They are sending out a Google Doc shared document with you. Once you click it, it brings you to a URL redirect.  The final part of the attack is it asks if Google Docs can read, send manage your emails and manage your contact. They are using all of the images that Google has with the Google Drive accounts as well as gmail icon. Once

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CIA Hacks Released. What does it mean for you?

This week, WikiLeaks dumped thousands of files documenting hacking tools used by the C.I.A. One of the examples is how to turn 2013 model Samsung smart TV’s into listening devices. The list of covert listening devices doesn’t end there. Other brands named were Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android, and Microsoft Windows. Essentially, this dump of CIA’s hacks has given the blueprints to every hacker in world on how to hack those particular models/companies. Wait, don’t I have a Windows computer in

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Do you use a Netgear Router for work or home use?

An article was released yesterday that Netgear routers have a security flaw that should be addressed. If users have their remote management activated (it is off by default) the router can be accessed and hijacked remotely. Long story short, your router password can be easily retrieved by someone else. There are 31 models affected by this security flaw. To see the models affected, follow this link.

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Patch Tuesday

  As you may know, Microsoft releases their updates on the second Tuesday on each month. It is very critical for businesses and home users alike to assure the success of these updates. These updates are patches to security flaws within their software (Windows, Adobe, Flash, Google, and Java). Long story short, these are the holes that hackers are using to get into computers and networks. When releasing these patches, they are shutting the doors so hackers can’t access your

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Slow Internet?? No Internet??

You are not the only one. The internet is currently in the middle of a cyber attack. Dyn.com, a popular dynmic DNS provider and provider of commercial managed DNS services is currently experiencing a massive DDoS attack. As a result, many sites that are using Dyn.com’s services are experiencing issues. Affected are not just home/hobby sites that traditionally use dynamic DNS services, but also large “name brand” sites that use Dyn.com’s managed DNS service. For example Twitter, Spotify, Etsry, Github and others (domains

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Yahoo Update

It has been confirmed that Yahoo has had a breach of 500 million accounts. So what should you do if you have a Yahoo account? First and foremost, you’ll want to change your password immediately. All Yahoo account holders should also change their security questions and answers. Follow this link to see how it happened, if your account was compromised, and what you should do to fix it. https://help.yahoo.com/kb/account/SLN27925.html?impressions=true  

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