Security Bulletin

Phishing Attack ALERT

Several staff members have received convincing Emails this morning that look legitimate, but are actual malware. In all cases, the email indicated a document was attached, but the document went to a URL instead of a .doc file. One of them came from a legitimate contact, so it is very likely that one ...

GDPR Phishing Warnings

Although PSAB may not be affected by GDPR, at this point in time, the vendors we deal with are affected. Almost all vendors have to cope with the new security rules. Examples might be, banks that have a foreign presence, Verizon, Comcast, Netflix, Facebook, etc. Probably at least 90% of the companies ...

Study Finds Half of All Web Apps Compromise the User

Despite the increased awareness of cybersecurity and high profile data breaches, a recent study revealed nearly half of web applications place users’ personal data at risk of theft and all of them contained at least one vulnerability. Be careful what apps you put on your phone, but web apps are also the programs that you may ...

Email Providers Blacklist oregon.gov

When you think of consequences of clicking on phishing emails, did you ever think about how an entire state government might wind up having their email domain blacklisted? Just something to keep in mind as we stay security aware! Read more about how the state of Oregon got black listed . . .

Shape up US businesses: GDPR will be coming stateside

This is pertinent in that we need to start making the adjustments now, in small increments, rather than disrupting all of our programs and procedures at the last minute. We need to stay current on the GDPR security initiative moving forward. Read more about GDPR coming state side . . .

Click2Gov Payment Gateway Compromised

These are both issues related to the breach of this payment gateway portal being used by government entities for tax collection, payments, etc. Oxnard city officials investigate data breach Possible data breach of Wellington billing and payment system Midwest City notifies residents of incident that affected numerous municipalities

The Reach of IT in Today’s World

First, everyone at PSAB treats IT staff with respect AND PATIENCE and we thank you for that. Thought we would bring an interesting situation to your attention to maybe shed some light on the complexity of even the simplest things that you may not consider during your every day job. Our conference is coming up. ...

If You Froze Your Credit Report with Equifax You Better Read This

If you’ve had your identity stolen or if you’re worried about having been doxxed by Equifax, you can freeze your credit record, and then Equifax, Experian, Trans Union and Innovis will block any requests to access your credit report. But that doesn’t really matter. Equifax operates a secondary, noncompliant credit bureau called National Consumer Telecommunications and ...

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