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Shining a Light on the Dark Web

By Cyber, cyber attack, cyber crime, cyber insurance, cyber security, CyberScout, Dark Web, identity theft, identity thieves, Insurance, Internet, password, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, personal information, phishing scams, Prevention, Technology, Two-Factor Authentication

It’s estimated the “Surface Web”—websites and data visible to everyone—represents less than five percent of the total information and locations on the internet. Beneath the surface lies the Deep Web—also known as the Hidden, Invisible and Dark Web. [1]…

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Hard Lesson Learned: A Hacker Victim’s Story  

By computer attack, computer attacks, Cyber, cyber attack, cyber crime, cyber criminals, cyber insurance, cyber insurance coverage, cyber risk, cyber security, cyber thief, cybercrime, cybersecurity, hacked, hacker, Home, Insurance, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, Prevention, scam, scams, Social Media, Technology

Since October of last year, I always try to have my phone’s ringer turned up if I am not working, and I’m much more adamant about picking up a phone call. Like many people, I tended to silence my phone a…

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Identity Theft: One Subject You Don’t Want to Learn at College

By college student, coverage for college student, credit card, Cyber, cyber crime, cyber security, CyberScout, Education, friendly-fraud, identity fraud, identity theft, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, scams, stolen identity, student away at school, student identity, Technology

As students head off to school this fall, they need to stay vigilant against the scams, schemes, and tricks of identity fraudsters. Student identity theft is on the rise, all around the world. Like most predators, identity thieves like to target the yo…

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Identity Theft: One Subject You Don’t Want to Learn at College

By college student, coverage for college student, credit card, Cyber, cyber crime, cyber security, CyberScout, Education, friendly-fraud, identity fraud, identity theft, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, scams, stolen identity, student away at school, student identity, Technology

As students head off to school this fall, they need to stay vigilant against the scams, schemes, and tricks of identity fraudsters. Student identity theft is on the rise, all around the world. Like most predators, identity thieves like to…

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Protect Your Online Retail Business

By Business, business owner, Commercial, commercial cyber, computer, computer attack, cyber crime, cyber extortion, cyber insurance, cyber insurance coverage, cyber risk, cyber security, cybersecurity, data breach, fraud, hackers, home-based business, Identity recovery, identity theft, Insurance, Internet, Liability, liability coverage, online, online presence, online shopping, Prevention, retail, retailer, Technology, website

In my blog post, Protect Yourself While Shopping Online, I shared how to protect yourself as a consumer. Now, let’s talk about protecting your customers and yourself as a business owner. If you have any kind of online store where…

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Quarantine Fatigue Is Real And It Could Kill Your Company

By Business, Central, cloud based services, cloud storage, Commercial, computer, Cyber, cyber attack, cyber crime, cyber security, CyberScout, cybersecurity, data backup, Employees, fatigue, firmware, Home, Insurance, malware, multi-factor authentication, pandemic, Personal, phishing, Prevention, quarantine, quarantine fatigue, scam, scammers, scams, software, Technology, work from home, working from home

Quarantine fatigue is not only sending people to crowded bars. We’re all getting tired of it—call it quaran-tigue—and that could spell trouble on the cybersecurity front. Multiple studies and articles of late have noted a trend that could have serious….

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Scammers are Targeting Your Government Relief!

By Business, Cyber, cyber crime, cyber criminals, cyber security, cybercrime, CyberScout, Financial, Insurance, Personal, personal information, Prevention, scam, scammers, social security number

Cyber-scammers and hackers around the world are working hard right now because they know they have a great opportunity to do what they do best. It’s sad, but scammers are using government relief initiatives to scam people of their money…

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Digital Hygiene Tips for Coronavirus Scams

By anti-malware, anti-virus, antivirus, back up data, Business, business owner, Commercial, coronavirus, COVID-19, Cyber, cyber attack, cyber crime, cyber criminals, cyber hygiene, cyber security, cybercrime, CyberScout, cybersecurity, Employees, Insurance, Prevention, security, Technology, vpn

Coronavirus scams are everywhere. During the evolving public health crisis surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), it is essential to remain vigilant in the days and weeks to come, online as well as out in the world. It is likely you are tracking several…

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