BTS HelpDesk: 503-823-5199
111 SW Columbia St, Suite 400, Portland, OR 97201
Welcome to our blog. Here we will let you know the latest happenings in the information security world.
NBC Nightly News (video segment) 2019-06-11. Social engineering attacks focused on a popular banking app.
Zelle user bank accounts compromised through social engineering:
-- Many banks partner with Zelle to provide mobile banking services. This NBC News video segment may be of interest.
Further Details on how scammers are creating unauthorized Zelle accounts through social engineering:
1) Activate Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for access to your bank account, regardless of device or location.
2) Activate bank transaction 'alerts', which means your bank will send you a text message when a transaction occurs.
A number of banks will also let you decide minimum thresholds for notification, such as $100.00 or above.
3) Check your bank account regularly to look for any unauthorized or unanticipated charges or transactions.
4) Never respond to text prompts or calls that request passwords, passcodes, PINs, or account information. Only provide your bank or card service provider with information when you have contacted them through a secure login website or when you have called them through a published contact phone number.
Be safe out there!
Baltimore Finance Director provides updated cost projections for ransomware recovery and projected lost revenue
Baltimore's ransomware recovery continues with cost projections of $10M in recovery and forensic expenses--so far, and "about $8 million in (lost) revenue."
This article discusses how a security team should handle people failing a phishing test
This is a good write-up from one of the major phishing vendors discussing what to do when individuals fail internal phishing tests.
Brian Krebs is an independent, security-focused reporter. He is often first to report on complex, previously unknown scams.
Question: Does the City of Portland perform internal phishing tests? Yes we do.
60 minutes (2019-05-05) Ransomware segment: Municipalities and hospitals are targets
May 14th, 2019 report of district-wide cyber attack via Ransomware