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IRS Warns of Online Scams

January 27th, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

DarkFiber Consulting is aware of reports of tax season phishing scams. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has issued a news release on its website warning consumers about potential scams. These scams are circulating via fraudulent email or other online messages appearing to come from the IRS. They attempt to convince consumers to reveal personal and financial information that can be used to gain access to bank accounts, credit cards, and other financial institutions.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to do the following to mitigate the risks:

FCC Releases Public Notice about Phishing Scam

September 4th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a public notice alerting users of a potential phishing attack. The notice indicates that non-government entities may be using websites to misdirect regulatory fee payers to an illegitimate website in an attempt to obtain their financial information.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to review the FCC public notice (pdf) and refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks document for more information on social engineering attacks.

Apple MobileMe Phishing Scam

August 13th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

DarkFiber Consulting is aware of public reports of a phishing attack circulating via email messages that appear to be targeting Apple MobileMe users. These messages claim that there is a problem with the user’s billing information and instruct the user to follow a web link to update personal information. Clicking on this link directs the user to a web page that contains a seemingly legetimate web form requesting personal and financial information. Any information entered in this form is not sent to Apple but rather, to a malicious attacker.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to do the following to help mitigate the risks: