Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, banks, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure unsuspecting public. Phishing emails may contain links to websites that are infected with malware. Phishing is typically carried out by email spoofing or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one.
Posts about Phishing
  • New FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams and Cyber Attacks

    … to devote to cybersecurity. Symantec Corp.’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report indicates the percentage of spear-phishing attacks targeting small business rose dramatically from 18 percent to 43 percent between 2011 and 2015. The FTC’s new web page offers specific information to help small businesses protect their networks and their customer…

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  • Oracle Agrees to Settle FTC Charges It Deceived Consumers About Java Software Updates

    … versions of the software. The consent order also will prohibit the company from making any further deceptive statements to consumers about the privacy or security of its software and the ability to uninstall older versions of any software Oracle provides. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding consumer protection, fraud, computer law, privacy, cybersecurity or administrative law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin or any of our attorneys at Prince Law Offices, P.C. …

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  • Internet Crimes in Chicago

    … attorney who understands the nature of an internet or computer case and knows how to aggressively defend you. Contact an experienced Chicago criminal defense lawyer to discuss your case today If you have been accused of any type of cyber crime, your first call should be to the law office of Chicago criminal defense attorney Nenye Uche. Mr. Uche… 8 readers -