The FBI issued a public service announcement warning of a significant increase in ‘phantom hacker’ scams targeting senior citizens across the United States.
What is a Phishing Password Compromise?
A phishing password compromise occurs when an attacker tricks you into revealing your login credentials, such as your username and password, through a phishing attack. Once the attacker has your login credentials, they can access your account and steal sensitive information or use your account for malicious purposes.
What is Email Phishing?
Email phishing is a type of cyber attack where the attacker sends a fraudulent email to trick the recipient into revealing sensitive information, such as login credentials or financial information. Phishing emails can be very convincing and may appear to come from a legitimate source, such as a bank or a popular online service.
This type of devastating scheme ensnares victims and takes them for all they’re worth—and the threat is only growing.
This is just a quick note to remind customers to be vigilant when reading email.
In recent days there has been an increase in malware attacks by a family of malware, and cybercrime operation, known as Emotet.  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently posted an update regarding Increased Emotet Malware Activity. 
Some main points, to be aware of, include…
This is a reminder to avoid falling for Tech Support Scams.
Tech Support Scams, typically, involve someone cold calling a potential victim, saying they are with a trusted organization or company, such as Microsoft or Windows, and warning that the victim’s computer is malfunctioning or infected with a dangerous virus. Then the caller (scammer) offers to help by having the victim download software, or remotely connecting to the victim’s computer, to fix the problem.
Be weary of receiving phone calls from a Microsoft Service Center or similar name, claiming they are calling you to help you remove viruses from your computer. This is likely a scam to take money or even your identity from you.
So far, the callers seem to always call with an accent and try to get you to go to websites to remove the viruses and want to charge you a fee for it using a credit card.
Mostly this scam appears to be attacking UK folks, but phone calls have started hitting US customers and even our own Widomaker Customers.
If you receive such a phone call, do not fall for it.
If you can, record the call or if you can get any information, take it and report it to the authorities. Hang up the phone.