WingSwept would like to warn you about the a identity theft scheme that is being accompanied by tax season. The newest scheme developed by identity thieves is to send an e-mail posing as the IRS. According to the Trend Micro Consumer Newsletter, there are different versions of scamming e-mails being sent. One version of the…
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Receive an e-mail from the IRS? If so, delete it!
Microsoft and New York Times Get Scammed
The NY Times Digital Advertising department unknowingly placed a malicious ad for fake antivirus software on the newspapers website. The scammers claimed to be Vonage, the Internet phone provider, and posted an ad on the site. During the weekend, the advertisements were switched to pop-up ads that made website visitors think that their computers were…
10 Types of Malware
The dynamic of today’s IT environment makes it easy for computer malware (malicious software) to exist, even thrive. Being educated about what threats are out there is the first step for every computer user. Did you know there are 10 types of malware? Infamous computer virus The ever-popular computer worm The unknown backdoor The secretive Trojan…