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Google Calendar Phishing and How to Reduce Your Exposure to It

While sitting with one of our clients recently they mentioned to us that they kept getting event invites/notifications on Google Calendar that were phishing attempts or spam. They finally sent us a screenshot and we dug into the matter to learn more. In short, phishing Google Calendar has been going on for months, based on [...]

Equifax Offers to Buy Those Affected from Their 2017 Breach a Cup of Coffee

Equifax is expected to pay up to $700 million in their 2017 breach that affected roughly 150 million people, per the Federal Trade Commission(FTC). That equates to roughly $5.00 per person, the equivalent of  a cup of coffee from Starbucks, if they pay the full $700 million. Personally, we don't think this goes far enough, [...]

Skimming and Shimming: Fraud at the ATM and Gas Pump

Recently we had someone give us a call for help about a weird charge that showed up on their bank statement. After asking some questions about where they went physically, or virtually, to use their debit card, out of everything they told us, our hunch was they were a victim of a skimming attack at [...]

Small Business and the Two Tricky Situations They Face with Cyber Security

Small businesses are in a tricky situation when it comes to cyber security risk. From a USA Today report in 2017, the statistics are alarming: 2/3 of cyber attacks are against small businesses. 60% of small businesses that are attacked typically go out of business after 6 months of the incident. A cyber attack can [...]

Darkweb scans offered by companies should be taken with a grain of salt

While we aren’t going to name names there’s a large credit company whose name rhymes with "Texperian" that offers free dark web scans. They are extremely misleading and also exploiting peoples’ fears of something that isn’t normally understood outside of privacy enthusiasts, the hacker community, and the curious explorer. So in this post we will [...]

My Dear Beneficiary Very Important Information Regarding Spam

Recently a client asked why they were getting spam in their email and there are many plausible scenarios for why people, in general, receive these types of messages. This article is only going to focus on a couple of these reasons. Data breaches/scraped email addresses Data breaches, or by scraping web content, are a couple [...]

Root Cause: The Case Against Suppression and De-indexing.

To put it on record, bsquared intel does not do suppression of negative/questionable information/data about you. Nor can we get search engines to de-index results. We can only help you control what you have direct access too and to search for where things managed to get out into the wild. If things do escape your [...]