With online sales expected to reach $236 billion this holiday season, an increase of more than 15.5 percent over the same period last year, this significant increase in online holiday sales is good news for retailers but it may also present increased opportunities for cybercriminals. Sparklight encourages all consumers to be vigilant about their online safety when
Scams, greed and the big banks and small countries involved Each week it seems we learn about some sort of criminality associated with cryptocurrency sales. A week ago, it was the globe shattering FTX bankruptcy. Law enforcement agencies are beginning to infiltrate shady cryptocurrency companies in the effort to recover funds owed to thousands of
As traveling and summer vacations increase, the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds taxpayers that fraudsters do not take a summer break when it comes to identity theft. Please be aware of tactics such as card-skimming devices, hacking email accounts, phishing schemes, or using false pretenses. ADOR has prepared the following checklist to assist taxpayers:
The FBI is breaking into corporate computers to remove malicious code – smart cyber defense or government overreach?
The FBI’s latest cybersecurity moves bring the government into new territory – inside privately owned computers. AP Photo/Cliff Owen Scott Shackelford, Indiana University The FBI has the authority right now to access privately owned computers without their owners’ knowledge or consent, and to delete software. It’s part of a government effort to contain the continuing
It’s going to take months to kick elite hackers widely believed to be Russian out of the U.S. government networks they have been quietly rifling through since as far back as March in Washington’s worst cyberespionage failure on record. Experts say there simply are not enough skilled threat-hunting teams to duly identify all the government
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