Category Archive: Cybersecurity

Jan 26

Protecting your credit cards

Even with credit card chip technology, protecting your credit cards from fraud is still important. Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies are warning people about skimmers on credit card machines.  Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York wants everyone to keep their cards safe when using them at retail establishments. What are skimmers? Skimmers are card readers …

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Sep 23

What you need to know about the Yahoo! email breach

Yahoo! says and email breach that included information from 500 million email accounts was stolen in 2014. According to the company, the theft may include names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. Change your Yahoo! email password if you haven’t already.  Better Business Bureau of …

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Aug 10

Disney clickbait pops up again

Disney clickbait

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is getting reports again of Disney clickbait on Facebook. Scammers take advantage of well-known brand names in order to gather your personal information or access to your accounts and devices. Facebook has recently taken steps to cut back on the amount of clickbait that shows up in your …

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Jun 29

Live tweeting recap from our #cybersecurity event

Cyber security is an important part of any business. This week, Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York, Niagara County Small Business Development Center, Niagara USA Chamber, Senator Rob Ortt in partnership with Congressman Chris Collins hosted an event for local businesses. Thank you to our presenters: AT&T, Digits, LLC, law enforcement, Lawley and Lincoln …

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May 23

More fake coupons popping up

Another week means more fake coupons popping up on social media. Have you seen that Kohl’s coupon offer on Facebook?  It’s a clickbait scam. Scammers are again posing as a well-known retailer to try and get people to click on the link, possibly opening themselves up to malware. All of the tell-tale scams signs are …

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Mar 31

Another Facebook “like farming” is making the rounds; know how to spot it

Another day, another Facebook “like farming” post is making the rounds, tricking people into thinking if they share a post they will win big. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York hears from people all the time who ask “is this real?” Sadly, it’s not. This is a common practice known as “like farming.” Like-farmers create …

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Business email phishing scams-do you know the signs? Tips from BBB

We all know an email from the boss is important. Scammers know this, too which is why new phishing emails are targeting businesses. Several Better Business Bureau office and reports to our Scam Tracker show the email scam is getting bigger. Several businesses let us know about these emails. But it turns out big businesses …

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Feb 17

Click bait continues

Another day, another Facebook click bait scam is making the rounds, this time it’s a fake Southwest Airlines offer. Facebook recently removed the page. BBB of Upstate New York recently warned everyone about clickbait on social media. It’s a great reminder to check before you click!  We managed to grab some screenshots of the click …

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Jan 28

Data Privacy Day 2016


Data Privacy Day 2016 is here. What does that mean? It’s the day that we work to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. BBB is proud to be a part of Data Privacy Day through our involvement with the National Cyber Security Alliance.  BBB and NCSA worked together to create 5 Steps …

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