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A new scam known as “credit muling” has been taking advantage of victims strapped for cash. A person approaches the victim and mentions a way to make quick, easy money. The offer is to be paid to purchase several new wireless contracts and give the acquired new phones to the “employer”. The person assures their victims that they will be able to cancel the contracts within the allotted time, typically 15 to 30 days.

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A new, cleverly designed malware program, referred to as Emotet, has been making its way into systems through bank transfer or invoice spam emails. So far Emotet has only made an impact in Germany, targeting customers of several German banks. However, the malware is beginning to make its way over to the U.S.

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Applications have become widely used tools for everything from shopping to budget management on computers, tablets, and smartphones. For those of you using iPads for your business, Apple has come out with some very useful applications that can turn your iPad into a remarkable business tool.

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With all of the Windows options available, it can be difficult to choose the best web browser software to use for your business. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer; which one is best? They’re all relatively fast, free, and compliant, making the decision simply a matter of what is most important to you.

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P.F. Chang’s China Bistro executives have been working with investigators to figure out how credit card data from thousands of credit cards was breached earlier this month. The breach was initially discovered by cybersecurity blogger Brian Krebs, who was responsible for discovering the breach at Target this past winter. Banking sources reported that the card data stolen had been from cards used at the restaurant between the beginning March to May 19 this year.

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AT&T has confirmed a data breach that occurred from April 9 through April 21 and compromised the personal information of an undisclosed number of AT&T Mobility members. The information was accessed by three employees of one of AT&T’s vendors without proper authorization. Compromised information included social security numbers, call records, and dates of birth.

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Missouri firm Choice Escrow and Land Title LLC unsuccessfully sued BancorpSouth.Inc bank for $440,000 that was stolen from their account after a hacker obtained their online banking ID and password. The hacker transferred the funds in a single unauthorized transaction to a bank account in Cyprus.

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Most of you are probably familiar with the CryptoLocker virus that began making its way into PC’s fall of 2013 and holding data for ransom. Well, unfortunately a new variant of the virus, called CryptoWall, has been discovered. The CryptoWall virus has most widely been distributed by way of email, claiming that you have received a fax. The body of the email message contains a link, which you are instructed to click on in order to retrieve your fax message.

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There are many factors to consider when choosing a cloud service provider and implementing the service. While having an off-site backup is certainly an important component of a security plan, it is also important to keep in mind that it should be only a part of a more comprehensive plan. Here is a list of 10 cloud security measures that are essential for any business intending to migrate to the cloud:

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An alleged first ever Obamacare breach has been reported in Connecticut. The backpack of a Connecticut Obamacare exchange worker was found on a Hartford street last week containing personal information of approximately 400 insurance plan enrollees. The worker admitted to taking private data about enrollees out of the office, and is currently facing a suspension for the breach.

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