fbpx

Kingston Police warn of a recent email and phone based scam

The following is a message from Kingston Police, warning of a new scam using both email and a telephone call to trick the public into downloading malware onto their systems: Thank you for calling—here’s some malware. Kingston Police is aware of a recent social engineering scam that utilizes real people

Read more

Kingston Police warn of cybercriminals using PDF files as a new phishing lure

Kingston Police say cybercriminals have a new favorite phishing lure: PDF files. A PDF is a standard file type that presents text and images in their original format regardless of which program you use to open the file. PDF documents can contain links and buttons, form fields, audio, and video

Read more

Police suggest hovering over links before clicking to avoid being scammed

Kingston Police have released a statement regarding email scams, which they hope will help the public stay safe, and avoid being taken in by scammers. “How can you tell if an email is safe?” asked Constable Ash Gutheinz. “Even if you catch red flags in an email, such as typos

Read more

Kingston Police warn Twitter users of email phishing scam

A phishing scam, which allowed hackers to gain control of high-profile Twitter accounts this past summer, has provided cybercriminals with a new convincing email scam. The Twitter attack, which happened in July and gave hackers control of over one hundred high-profile accounts, had cybercriminals scamming Twitter followers out of money.

Read more

Cybercriminals pose as original senders, warn Kingston Police

Working with a third-party organization can be a great help, but what happens if that third party falls victim to a cybersecurity attack? Kingston Police is warning that not only could your organization’s shared data be exposed, but you may become the target of a very unique phishing attack. According

Read more

Police warn Zoom users about new email scam

Kingston Police are warning Zoom users about fake emails telling them their account has been suspended. The scam convinces people to reveal details such as their login credentials, potentially putting both their personal privacy and their employer’s network at risk. The group video conferencing app Zoom has surged to popularity

Read more

Kingston Police warm of email ‘unsubscribe’ scam

Many people have found themselves going through their email inbox and looking to ‘unsubscribe’ from mailing lists, however, a recent uptick in a phishing scam involving an ‘unsubscribe’ emails has prompted Kingston Police to bring the scam to the public’s attention. According to Kingston Police, the scammers send emails appearing

Read more

Kingston Police warn of scams related to Capital One data breach

After Capital One announced last week that they had experienced a data breach in March, local police are advising of a number of possible scams that claim to be related to the breach. Capital One confirmed last week that the March data breach exposed the data of nearly 106 million

Read more

Kingston Police warn local businesses about rise in email scams

  In light of a recent increase of email and internet scams, Kingston Police are reminding local businesses and corporations to be vigilant. According to Kingston Police, phishing attacks are at an all-time high. Phishing scams use brand impersonation, and cyber criminals will pose as familiar companies so they can

Read more