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Protecting yourself against Cryptojacking

A cryptojacking attack has forced St. Francis Xavier University to temporarily shut down its computer network systems. The university reports that the cyberattackers attempted to use the school’s computers resources to collect digital currency. What are cryptomining and cryptojacking? Cryptomining is the use of computer resources to collect cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. The act of…
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Phishing Scams: what are they, and how do you protect yourself?

Phishing scams are a type of cyberattack that is designed to steal sensitive data such as login credentials and credit card information. The term ‘phishing’ originates from the word ‘fishing’, due to the cyberattack strategy using ‘baits’ to lure out victims. Often, phishing scams will be distributed through fraudulent email addresses that direct users to…
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How do you protect yourself against CEO Fraud?

CEO Fraud, or Business E-Mail Compromise (BEC), is an e-mail scam that aims to trick business employees into transferring money or sending sensitive information to a fraudulent account. In a recent study conducted by the Internet Crime Complaint Centre, it was found that these email scams have resulted in financial damages of more than $5…
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