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Phishing Attacks: What They Are, Their Effects And How To Prevent Them

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The FINANCIAL — Cybercrime includes a broad range of attack vectors that seek to gain unauthorised access to a network, before extracting data and money to be exploited and/or sold on the dark web. …

IRS and tax industry warn taxpayers of a new coronavirus-related scam

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The FINANCIAL — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned of a new text scam created by thieves that trick people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. The IRS, states and industry, working together as the Security Summit, remind taxpayers…

Amazon removed 1 million fake coronavirus cures and overpriced products

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The FINANCIAL — The online retail giant removed more than 1 million fake and overpriced coronavirus listings from its online marketplace in an effort to stop sellers from profiting off fear. Facebook said it has banned misleading ads on coronavirus this week while Google has helped to promote official information from the WHO. Some Amazon sellers…