Scams

Scam Alert “The Phoner Toner”

Scam Alert “The Phoner Toner”

The scam that law enforcement officials have called the “Phoner Toner” scam is basically a telemarketer calling your employees to fast talk them into buying toner or other consumables at a perceived discount. The resulting invoice, however proves to be far from the bargain they stated.… Read more

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Security Alert – Linksys Router Vulnerability “The Moon”

Technical details about a vulnerability found in home based and SMB Linksys routers that have been exploited by a new work released on Sunday along with a proof-of-concept that has a long list of vulnerable device models.

Last week, security researchers from the SANS Institute’s Internet Storm Center identified a self-replicating malware software that can exploits and bypasses an authentication vulnerability to infect Linksys routers. The worm has been named TheMoon.

Initial reports from SANS found that the administration interface from the E-Series router models are the target of these infections, but may not be the only Linksys devices vulnerable to this CGI attack. An exploit writer, who used the online handle as REW, later confirmed writing these two scripts and left the following quote in response “I was hoping this would stay under wraps until a firmware patch could be released, but it appears the cat is out of the bag,” Rew wrote in the exploit notes.”… Read more

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Scam Alert – One Ring

A new phone scam is on the rise and regardless of your technical ability it can get you!

According to the BBB, this scam is being called “One Ring”.  The scammer calls random phones, but before it has a chance to ring on your end they hang up in hopes when you call them back.  Sounds innocent enough right?  How often do we get called by random phone numbers in an age where most people would rather send a text than leave a voicemail we call them back to see who it was…..now they have you!… Read more

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