Cyber Tips & News

Senator Risch cosponsors MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act

“In 2012, nearly 71 percent of cyberattacks occurred in businesses with fewer than 100 employees,” said Senator Risch. Last week, Idaho’s Senator Risch and fellow US Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), John Thune (R-SD) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) introduced a bill that will provide a consistent set of resources for small businesses to best …

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Securing your passwords: Wh@t’s a p@$$phra$3?

One of the best ways to create a strong password that is also easy for you to remember is to create a phrase that substitutes letters for numbers or symbols.  The title of this article is an example of a passphrase. There’s no perfect password, and using a passphrase alone doesn’t guarantee you’ll be 100% secure, …

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Idaho Department of Labor faces breach on IdahoWorks page

The Idaho Department of Labor’s IdahoWorks works in concert with America’s JobLink, a multi-state web-based system that links job seekers with employers.  In March, a vulnerability in the system was exploited leaving customers information at risk. To learn about this attack and how to move forward if you think your information was comprised, click here.

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Idaho Company Falls Victim to Spear Phishing

Amalagmated Sugar released the personal information of nearly 3000 employees recently through a targeted spear phishing attack on one of its employees.  A hacker impersonated the CEO and requested that the W-2 forms of employees and retirees be sent to him.  The employee honored this request, believing the correspondence was genuine, and provided the requested …

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Social Engineering: Digital Con Artists

Social engineering is this generation’s con artist.  Hackers will create a sense of urgency or perhaps someone will offer you something that seems too good to be true in order to gain access to your devices, data or accounts. Here are some examples: “Can you submit a payment request in the next hour to so-and-so? …

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