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Free Virtual Cybersecurity Training for Business

Free Virtual Cybersecurity Training for Business

Cybersecurity attacks on owners and employees at small and medium sized businesses are increasing at an alarming rate. These attacks can result in significant business disruption and substantial monetary losses. A staggering 95% of cybersecurity breaches are due to human error. The good news is fraud can be prevented with proper training. That’s why NebraskaLand Bank is providing this free virtual training for you and your employees. A well-trained workforce may be your best defense against fraud and data breaches.

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Can you spot a phishing scam?

Can you spot a phishing scam?

Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. And in this time of expanded use of online and mobile banking, the problem is only growing worse. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission’s report on fraud estimates that American consumers lost a staggering $5.8 billion to phishing scams and other fraud in 2021—an increase of more than 70 percent over 2020.

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Spell-Jacking

Spell-Jacking

Spell check is a feature used by countless people in their everyday typed communication.  It’s accuracy ensures the number of typos in your documents decrease; this allows people to type with ease.  Most people install spell check extensions to make sending emails and writing papers faster.  However a new study shows that spell check extensions on your browsers are collecting your personal information, such as username, email, date of birth, Social Security number, and passwords essentially Spell-Jacking your information.

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Understanding Social Engineering

Understanding Social Engineering

With our reliance on technology, it is important to keep yourself informed to avoid falling victim of fraud. Chances are you have already been a target of a cybercriminal or fraudster.  One common type of fraud is referred to as Social Engineering.  Social engineering is a technique used to manipulate a victim into disclosing information or taking a specific action. Fraudsters will communicate with an intended target by saying they are from a trusted organization or financial institution.  They may even impersonate someone the target knows.

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FBI Warns Companies of Vishing Attacks

FBI Warns Companies of Vishing Attacks

The FBI warned that companies and organizations are increasingly being targeted voice phishing, or “vishing,” attacks. In the January 14 Private Industry Notification (PIN), the FBI warned of an increase in the use of social engineering to target remote workers for access to company networks and data

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How Hackers Use Spoofing to Deceive Their Targets

How Hackers Use Spoofing to Deceive Their Targets

Spoofing is a method commonly used by hackers across a wide range of cyberattacks including but not limited to phishing, social engineering, ransomware, and business email compromises. While the techniques and technology can vary, spoofing allows a hacker to alter their identity to appear to be a trusted source, such as a co-worker, relative, or secured online service.

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Three Benefits Companies Should Be Providing to Keep Secure

Three Benefits Companies Should Be Providing to Keep Secure

The economic contraction caused by the Covid-19 pandemic makes it harder than ever for companies to take on additional expenses. Faced with closure, many businesses are cutting benefits and salaries. While it may seem counter-intuitive, now is a very good time for small and medium sized businesses to consider providing their remaining employees with a wider array of employee benefits—specifically cyber and identity protection. 

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Pandemic Causing Rise in Consumer Fraud

Pandemic Causing Rise in Consumer Fraud

Over the past few months, criminals have developed a new set of fraud schemes in an attempt to profit off the pandemic crisis. We want to share some of the specific tactics we have seen to help you spot the signs of pandemic-related fraud. At NebraskaLand Bank, we take protecting your personal information very seriously. We are committed to providing you with the tools, tips and resources you need to keep your information safe and secure.

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Phishing, Vishing, Smishing: What You Need to Know

Phishing, Vishing, Smishing: What You Need to Know

As the incentive for cybercrime increases, so too do the methods used by hackers and scammers. The names for their various tactics may sound fun, but they can be company killers just as easily as they can target individuals. 

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The 2020 Tax Frauds: Old is New and “Better” than Ever

The 2020 Tax Frauds: Old is New and “Better” than Ever

This tax season it’s the same old story when it comes to fraud; but the 2020 reboot is going to require tax professionals and taxpayers to level-up when it comes to staying cyber safe. The targets remain the same (employers, payroll companies, tax preparers and taxpayers) as does the approach: Social engineering. But the bad guys got in great shape during the off-season and have a stealthier playbook in 2020. 

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