October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. To celebrate, NYU IT is posting videos and quizzes, as well as providing links to resources and tips to help you stay secure and protect yourself from cyber threats.
Phone scams are a type of social engineering scam in which someone seek to trick often busy recipients into disclosing sensitive information or providing seemingly harmless responses to questions. This article reviews some of the common phone scams and provides recommendations and best practices.
Email has become the most common avenue for phishing scams, which use social engineering to take advantage of users. Variations of phishing, each with different characteristics, include spear phishing and whaling. Learn how to spot these emails and how you can avoid enabling them to steal your data.
Ransomware tricks users into installing itself on their devices. Ransomware scams most commonly occur via email social engineering scams, a/k/a phishing scams. In ransomware attacks, malware encrypts a user’s files and requests ransom payment to unlock the files and restore encrypted content.