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“Don’t Click It”, Applies to SMS as Well: Anatomy of a Facebook / SMS Phish

June 26, 2020

For years we have been taught to be extra cautious when opening emails and to not click on links in unsolicited emails. Sadly this even applies to emails that appear to be from known sources (spear-phishing attempts). There are a number of “tells” one can look for when viewing the raw source code of the [Read More…]

Company News, Cybersecurity, Digital Investigations, Website Security

Inauthentic Twitter Accounts Posing As Black Lives Matter Activists Exposed as Russian Backed Troll Accounts Operated out of a Troll Farm in Ghana, Africa

March 14, 2020

On March 12th, 2020 CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward and a team of investigative reporters broke open a big story about a new Russian troll farm operating out of the west African country of Ghana and a second site in Nigeria (ref: Her investigation led to the conclusion that this social media troll [Read More…]

Digital Investigations, untitled

Adding a New Admin to Your Google My Business Page

February 9, 2020
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1) Go to page and click on the “Sign In” link and login using your appropriate Gmail login account. 2) Click on your location in the center list of businesses if you manage more than one. 3) Click on the “Users” tab in the left-hand column   4) Click new user icon in upper [Read More…]

Client News, Company News

Malicious Twitter Applications and Abuse of the Twitter API

June 30, 2018

By: C. Shawn Eib and Eric Ellason Every online platform has at one time or another dealt with their systems being misused by cyber criminals, either for hacking accounts, sending out spam, or infecting other users. The Twitter platform is no different and is also not immune to these problems. Less well known than Facebook [Read More…]

Company News, Cybersecurity, Digital Investigations, Website Security

Welcome to the Fancy Bear Den: To Know All Read a Book

May 25, 2018
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By: Eric Ellason and C. Shawn Eib A massive, sophisticated malware infection campaign, that has been ongoing for well over a year, compromised over 500,000 home and small business routers across 54 countries before the FBI, in coordination with the Shadowserver Foundation, seized a domain responsible for delivering further payloads to infected devices (ref) . [Read More…]

Company News, Cybersecurity, Digital Investigations, Website Security