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Is that really technical support? Scam Alert!

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In the past, you may have been targeted by scammers claiming to be technical support from Microsoft, Apple, a printer company, or internet service provider due to a recent purchase or technical issue. In many of those instances, the scammer likely called you.

Recently, the FBI reported an increase in technical support bait and hook tactics, including the user being fooled to call the scammer!

Before you dismiss this reoccurring scam, be sure to review with your staff the variations, trends, and tips from the FBI and ZDNet.

Contact pmap@scbar.org if you have any questions.

Do You Know What Ransomware Is?

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How does it affect law firms? What can my firm do to protect itself?

Ransomware is malicious software that holds files hostage until someone pays the ransom. It does not discriminate on the size of the firm, the industry, or the victim(s). It is known to attack solo, small, and big law firms; hospitals; financial institutions; and everyday individuals.

Take a moment to listen to “The Ransomware Epidemic in Law Firms”, presented by three leading legal cybersecurity professionals: John Simek and Sharon Nelson of Sensei Enterprises, and Sherri Davidoff of LMG Security.

For more information on the ransomware epidemic, contact pmap@scbar.org.

How to Stay Safe Online During the Holiday Season

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The holiday shopping season is here, and many busy lawyers and IT-centric folk will do the majority of their shopping online. Here are some important online shopping tips from Stay Safe Online to keep in mind throughout the month. Additionally, be sure to be vigilant with email threats as this is the perfect time of year where hackers attempt every online scam possible. Review these tips to help you recognize holiday phishing scams and malware campaigns from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, and be sure to follow these tips should you believe you are a victim to these crimes. Safe online shopping to all from your Bar's Practice Management Assistance Program. Email pmap@scbar.org for assistance.

 

Other Resources

Watch Out for these 3 Online Shopping Scams by Techlicious

Scams and Safety on the Internet by the FBI

10 Tips to Prevent Phishing Attacks by Panda Security

11 Tips on Identifying Spam, Phishing, and Spoofing Emails by Online Convert

PMAP TECH TIP: Mobile Security Hygiene

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Do you connect to unknown wifi or computer networks when you are away from the office or forget to bring your own cable or plugs when you are out of the office for a meeting? Security professionals are encouraging technology users and business owners to pay close attention to good mobile security hygiene as indicated in this post from Air-Watch. This is especially important with employee security hygiene getting worse as ransomware exposes insider negligence, according to Security Magazine. Avoid ransomware infections and other cybersecurity problems by checking out these top 10 cybersecurity tips from SBA and don’t forget to contact pmap@scbar.org if you have any questions.