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ATM skimmers, tax-fraud by email, super-wealthy are targeted, and Androids getting killed.


The Cyber Advisor

What you need to know, when you need to know it.

Hi there,

If you see an ATM with a network cable attached, it has most likely been hacked and is skimming cash from customer accounts.  

Two network cable card skimming devices, as found attached to this ATM.   A closer look at the two network cable card skimming devices that were attached to the stand-alone ATM pictured at the top of this story.







For more detail, read about it from security guru Krebs;


Tax-related fraud has reached the point that if an incoming email presents itself as tax-related in any way, it is best to presume it is a scam. Bankrate reports on it here:

Examples of infected email:



Anyone that knows us isn't going to be shocked to read the Financial Times' piece "Cyber Criminals Focus on the Super-Wealthy". One of the primary entry doors for the hackers is email.

Which takes us to this:

The Atlantic Magazine published "Why an Email Hack Feels So Personal" about the author's personal experience as a victim of email theft. She describes the ordeal as "... like losing a piece of your digital self."

"If computers are like bodies, email is like the soul."

"Free" services are under assault, and it will get much worse before it gets better. We help people all the time to reclaim control of their email system and establish their own, highly secure email domains. 

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Bandwidth evaluators can be deceiving, but this is a good one, as written up in the New York Times -  

The full article is here. 

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Thanks for reading,





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