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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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Widespread Hacks of Ring Cameras Reported

Widespread Hacks of Ring Cameras Reported

Hackers have compromised Ring security cameras, which in theory could allow third parties video and audio access to millions of homes. There have been several recent incidents of hackers gaining access to Ring cameras in the United States. These cyber intrusions include harassment of residents with racial slurs via the camera’s built-in speaker, bitcoin ransom demands and inappropriate communication with children. 

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Equifax Breach: What Happened And What You Need to Know

As you are most likely aware of, millions of Americans have recently been impacted by the recent Equifax data breach. Should you be concerned? Whether or not your personal information has been stolen, there are a few steps that you can take in order to protect yourself and your credit. 

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Community Banking and CyberSecurity

Computer security is more important than ever before. The more time you spend on your computer, the more likely you are to encounter some sort of malicious computer virus or scam. Some of these scams ask for your information under the guise of a legitimate company, or tell you that your computer is infected and that you need to click on a link to fix it. Best practice: Do NOT click on any unfamiliar links.
 

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