Day: January 15, 2019

FCC’s Ajit Pai isn’t Going to Meet Congress About Phone-Tracking Scandal

The chairman is blaming government shutdown… Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has decided not to brief a Congressional committee on Monday about mobile carriers’ abilities to share their subscribers’ location data with third parties, even if those subscribers are not aware of the sharing or unwilling to share. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., who is the chair of the congressional House Committee on Energy and Commerce, reached out to Pai for an emergency briefing after a Motherboard investigation revealed that carriers are selling their customers’ location data. The committee was told theleader of the FCC wouldn’t […]

Increase in Scammers Stealing Employee Paychecks

Business email compromise (BEC) scams are way up. There is a new trend showing its true colors where fraudsters are tricking human resource departments into changing employee’s direct deposit banks to divert paychecks into an account they own and/or control. More common BEC scams surround wire transfers and tricking employees into wiring money to unauthorized accounts; however, these cybercriminals are going one step further by stealing employee paychecks. TriVault has seen a massive increase in BEC attempts recently surrounding the diversion of monthly and bi-weekly wages. While filtering out dangerous […]