Security Bulletin

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 ...

Pennsylvania DGS Bogus Email

One of our staff received this Email with an attachment. Although it looks 100% legitimate, it is not. The attachment contained a payload, meaning it was viral in nature. Clicking on the attachment could have harmed our systems. Good catch and please continue to be vigilant. ===================================================================================== From: Pennsylvania DGS via DocuSign ...

Check Stubs

Please note that security is not just Internet related. Check stubs can contain protected information. Placing check stubs in the trash that eventually end up outside the building can cause issues. It is a good practice to put all check stubs in the blue shredding bins or to shred the stubs yourself. Remember ...

Browsers and Personal Information

Please be advised that syncing bookmarks, etc., within your browser at work is not an acceptable use of company owned equipment. The issue arises because when you sync your browser between various computers and devices, each device contains all of the information, collectively, from every device. Syncing a personal device / browser with ...

Bogus Emails

We got several bogus Emails today, so please be on your toes. The Email below is unique in that it appears 100% legitimate, even the header. The bank has apparently been hacked. Not sure if they know it or not. The Email address is valid and the Email came from the ...

Email From and ReplyTo Phishing

Please be careful to double check that when you reply to an Email, that the Reply To is really the From address. Today a staff member replied to an Email that appeared to come from one of our contacts. The actual reply we sent went to a server in Germany. The server ...

New Email Security Requirements for Government

This was a post that we put on our blog, but thought we should distribute it as well. Have a nice weekend! What local governments should know Just this week, the city of Atlanta experienced a ransomware attack, disrupting some of the city’s customer facing applications. This is a reminder that local government and small businesses ...

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