Hacker’s Brief

Hacker's Brief
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This week’s Hacker’s Brief from CyberWyoming is sponsored by Campco Federal Credit Union.

 

People Magazine Scam Alert: A Laramie citizen reported a scam email whose subject line read “Rachael Ray leaves the audience shocked.” The email was from supposedly from People Magazine’s Health Info department, but was actually from rapinicpadouparabanatepulpycosmeticalcolures@fulersuriutdrocre.com and the ‘click here to continue reading’ link did not go to the magazine.

Today’s Recipe Scam Alert: A Laramie citizen reported a scam email whose subject line read ‘One-Pan Hearty Pork Chili,’ which supposedly came from Recipe Creek, but actually was from siumshitchsterneberpainturemalign fishtaile@fulersuriutdrocre.com. The link to get the recipe does not take you to Recipe Creek.

Unpaid Inheritance Scam: A Laramie citizen reported a scam email with the subject line ‘FINAL WARNING NOTIFICATION’ from henryig.liu@gmail.com spoofed as Paul Simons & Consults. The email did reference a late family member of the citizen and also listed a lot of official sounding federal agencies. Scammers often review the obituaries to find information about surviving family members. Do not respond to these emails.

Verification Email Scam: A Laramie citizen reported a scam email with no subject from verify342@garfot.info. The email simply said “This is a test mailing.” Responding to these emails can open you to other scam risks. Just delete them.

Schwan’s Exclusive Offer Scam Alert: A Laramie citizen reported a scam email with the subject line of “Skip the Store! Save 20% on Schwan’s Delivery Today!” from triflocommandantwarpdoveliwedel shangarskilom@fulersuriutdrocre.com spoofed as Schwan’s Food Delivery. The ‘Shop Now’ link to use the promo code and save 20% does not go to Schwan’s. Do not click on it.

Social Security Administration Recorded Call Alert: Multiple citizens throughout the state have reported this same recorded call, but this week it is making its round in Laramie. The Social Security Administration is not calling you threatening you with legal action because your SSN was being used for fraudulent purposes in Texas. They will not suspend your SSN. The call threatens you with appearing before a judge. Do not press ‘1’ to speak to a representative. This is a scam.

MS-ISAC Patch Now Alert: The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) has published a patch now (update your software) alert for PowerShell Script: ComRAT and Oracle products. If you use these products, make sure the software (or firmware) updated.

Data Breaches in the News: Gaming Partners International, JM Bullion (credit card data), Redmart.lazada.sg, Everything5Pounds.com, Geekie.com.br, Cermati.com, Clip.mx, Katapult.com, Eatigo.com, Wongnai.com, Toddycafe.com, Game24h.vn, Wedmegood.com, W3layouts.com, Apps-builder.com, Invideo.io, Coupontools.com, Athletico.com.br, Fantasycruncher.com, True (social networking app), PACS (medical image archiving system) and Nitro PDF (document signing).

If you want to report a phone, email or text scam and let your friends and neighbors know about it, forward it, or send a description of the scam, to phishing@cyberwyoming.org.

Other ways to report a scam:
·       Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker
·       File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission
·       Report your scam to the FBI
·       Report unwanted calls to the Federal Trade Commission’s Do Not Call Registration or call 1 (888) 382-1222, and select Option 3
·       Office of the Inspector General

 

Information provided by CyberWyoming Alliance, a 501c3 nonprofit affiliate of CyberWyoming.