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Caller ID Scam

Caller ID Scam   The FTC is warning people the number listed on caller ID may not be the person or institution calling. Cyber criminals are able to spoof a phone number; that is the number appearing on caller ID is not the actual originating phone number.   Scammers are trying to pressure people into giving out personal information as well as making wire transfers, or credit card transactions over the phone. People need to be aware that banks and [...]

2017-06-22T20:19:40-04:00By |Tags: , , |

Identity Protection for Those Affected by the OPM Data Breach

Layer 8 Security specializes in improving the cybersecurity posture of companies big and small, but we also strive to protect individuals as well. In keeping with our "sheepdog" mentality, I want to broadcast some important information to individuals affected by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach. If you were not one of the 21.5 million individuals targeted in the widely publicized OPM data breach announced this past June, there is a high chance that you are related to or [...]