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Financial Failures Spark Phishing Expeditions, and Other CyberSecurity Issues at upcoming NetChoice Event

As if the financial crisis and government bailout isn’t already a bit fishy to some taxpayers, now it’s the subject of a social engineering phishing exploit. The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning that

Phishers (pronounced “fishers’) may send attention-getting emails that look like they’re coming from the financial institution that recently acquired your bank, savings and loan, or mortgage. Their intent is to collect or capture your personal information, like your credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security number, passwords, or other sensitive information. Their messages may ask you to “update,” “validate,” or “confirm” your account information.

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and in celebration NetChoice will hold a lunch event at the Russell Senate Building on Thursday, Oct. 16 from Noon – 1:30pm. Panelists include:

  • Ken Silva, Chief Technology Officer, VeriSign
  • Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance
  • Steve DelBianco, Executive Director, NetChoice

If interested, let us know and come on by!