Archive for August, 2016


FTC Releases Alert on Louisiana Flood Disaster Scams

August 25th, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on scams that cite the recent flood disaster in Louisiana. These charity scams take many forms, including emails containing links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Donation requests from fraudulent charitable organizations commonly appear after major natural disasters. US-CERT encourages users to […]


August Issue of OUCH! – Ransomware

August 3rd, 2016

The August issue of OUCH! has arrived. This month, led by Guest Editor Lenny Zeltser, we focus on Ransomware. Ransomware has exploded as one of the most common types of malware used by cyber criminals today. Awareness, and not technology, is one of the best defenses people have against Ransomware. As such, we ask you […]