In a recent advisory, the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) warned higher education institutions about sophisticated phishing attacks that target faculty and staff...more
There seems to be an uptick in phone calls from people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, telling potential victims they owe back taxes and demanding immediate payment. They threaten lawsuits (or worse) unless...more
We have recently become aware (again) of fake emails purporting to emanate from the CRA and informing the recipient that he/she has received an Interac email money transfer (i.e., a surprise refund).
A new month, a new Privacy Tuesday.
JPMorgan Chase: Baiting the Hook for Phishers -
Cybercrime researchers say that the 83 million customer records (76 million consumer and 7 million small business) swiped from...more
As you have probably seen, it was announced on Tuesday, August 5th, that usernames and passwords from 1.2 billion Internet accounts from over 420,000 websites were stolen by a criminal organization in Russia. According to...more
Last month’s Employment Law Commentary discussed the high level of international attention now being paid to protecting trade secrets from misappropriation, with recommendations for practical steps that companies may take to...more
The FBI has seen an increase in sophisticated “spear phishing” scams targeting executives across industry sectors. Spear phishing is when a criminal sends an e-mail that appears to be from a trusted source to a specific...more
While it is true that social media has become one of the main sources for discovery in personal injury litigation, the basic tenants of discovery that apply to the standard document requests, also apply to this new...more
Last November, South Carolina’s Department of Revenue was hit with what some commentators say was one of the worst cyberattacks against a state government in U.S. history. This cyberattack led to 3.8 million tax returns,...more
Every year the IRS publishes there Dirty Dozen tax scams. These are common scams that taxpayers face, but are most prevalent now during tax season....more
Unfortunately there is not a sci-fi theme video to spread the word on the Dirty Dozen (though there is a short YouTube video on the topic). Here are the most common tax scams the IRS wants you to be aware of during tax...more
Earlier this month, the California Secretary of State warned of yet another phishing scam. Criminals typically phish by associating themselves with legitimate businesses. Their goal is to obtain personal information that can...more
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