Cyber Oregon News Roundup: Oil Pipeline Hack and Beckoning Cyber Threats

What happens when a major city’s electricity goes out? Or water supplies are shut off? Or oil pipelines are hacked? The cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline Co., the largest U.S. fuel pipelines — which CBS News refers to as “a major fuel artery” — signifies an immense problem. What used to be caused by a natural disaster, such as an ice storm or hurricane, can…

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Cyber Oregon News Roundup: 14 Tax Scams, 5 Common Attacks to Small Business, and a Cybersecurity Quiz?

Ah, tax season. With an extra month to file taxes in 2021, this means extra time for more scams. As if tax time isn’t stressful enough, add in scammers who prey on individuals and small businesses — trying to steal your information or money. Here are the top 14 tax scams that are prevalent right now, according to Business2Community.com:  Phishing — Phishing is when one party, who isn’t who…

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Cyber News Roundup: Lurking Cyber Threats: Emails, Vaccinations, Small Businesses

Beware of fake invoice attachments in email — the most common lures in malware. Email continues to be the vehicle for the majority of malware distribution, with 88% delivered by email into targets’ inboxes, according to the latest findings in the HP-Bromium Threat Insights Report. In many cases, these emails bypassed gateway filters. “Ultimately, attackers are taking…

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Cyber News Roundup: What’s Siphoning the Most Money Out of Companies?

Business email compromise. While not as headline-grabbing as ransomware, business email compromise (BEC) attacks account for the highest financial losses across companies — $1.77 billion in losses in 2019, according to the FBI. In ZD Net’s article, This cybersecurity threat costs business millions. And it’s the one they often forget about, walks through what these attacks entail.   A BEC is an attack whereby cyber criminals use social engineering…

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