VPNFilter Malware Impact Larger Than Previously Thought

Researchers say the impact of the VPNFilter malware discovered last month is larger than originally reported. On Wednesday, Cisco Talos researchers said they now believe the malware has infected twice the number of router brands than previously stated. They added that VPNFilter also delivers a more potent punch than they originally thought, and have identified a previously unidentified malicious malware module.Continue Reading…

Gift Card Scam

Has someone asked you to go get a gift card to pay for something? Lots of people have told us they’ve been asked to pay with gift cards – by a caller claiming to be with the IRS, or tech support, or a so-called family member in need. If you’ve gotten a call like this, you know that the caller will then demand the gift card numbers and PIN. And, poof, your money is gone.Continue Reading…

Beware of Timeshare Scams!!

If you’re thinking about selling your timeshare through a resale company, research the company first. Timeshare Resales is a Florida-based company that called people – many of whom were older adults – and promised to sell their timeshare properties. The company often said it had a buyer in mind and that the sale would occur quickly. Once the timeshare owner agreed, the company would charge an up-front fee, usually of $500 to $2,500.Continue Reading…