Security Bulletin 8/30/19


A large number of dental offices have been affected by a malware breach. Information on how many and what was compromised, if anything, is vague at this time. The company that was compromised is a backup service that is used to backup and store medical records to the cloud. Read more about this incident . . .

There is a new mobile based attack that is very convincing and will compromise your PINS and passwords if activated. You can review the article for a sample of the screen that is supposedly being presented by Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and other cell phone vendors.

Following is a list of the top 10 online vendors who pose the most risk of attack to their end user base. Of course, they are also the most high profile services. However, being aware of the names may help to add that extra cautious thought before clicking through a link or page that is requested by these vendors:
Microsoft
PayPal
Facebook
Netflix
Bank of America
Apple
CIBC
Amazon
DHL
Docusign

Don’t make calls with Siri or Google or you could get scammed. If you’ve ever used Siri or Google to call a business, you could be in danger of falling victim to a new scam. This one is unique and would be next to impossible to tell if you were actually talking to the company that you asked Siri or Google to call.

That’s it for now. Hope everyone has a nice Holiday weekend!

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