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Phone Call Attacks & Scams

Nashua has an IT Department that keeps on top of issues.

When you think of cyber criminals, you probably think of an evil mastermind sitting behind a computer launching sophisticated attacks over the Internet. While many of today’s cyber criminals do use technologies like email or instant messaging, bad guys are also using the phone to trick their victims. Read this month’s newsletter to learn how to spot scammers vishing attempts!

Also if you receive any suspicious email, please forward that email to MailMarshal@nashuanh.gov

Reminder, if you encounter any issues, please call the Helpdesk at  603.589.3300 ext. 3320

We hope this newsletter will be helpful to you and that you find the information valuable. If you have any questions or suggestions for future newsletters or training opportunities, please let us know!

 

2018/08 August IT NewsLetter

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How to Spot Phishing Messages Like a Pro

FROM THE IT DESK AT CITY HALL:

This month, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance, we aim to provide some valuable tips on staying cyber safe while heading on a summer vacation. Whether you are out exploring or relaxing, it is important to strive to be as secure as possible with your digital devices and information. Unfortunately, travel can open you up to different points of vulnerability compared to normal everyday use at home, and we don’t just mean accidentally going swimming with your cell phone. You see, while traveling you are operating outside of your normal, safe routines. This means using your devices on different networks and putting them down in different locations, including under your beach towel while swimming. By following some smart practices, you can connect with greater confidence during a summer escape. Read this month’s newsletter to learn how to spot scammers phishing attempts!

Also if you receive any suspicious email, please forward that email to MailMarshal@nashuanh.gov

Reminder, if you encounter any issues, please call the Helpdesk at ext. 3320

We hope this newsletter will be helpful to you and that you find the information valuable. If you have any questions or suggestions for future newsletters or training opportunities, please let us know!

 

Thank you

 

 

For assistance

Email;  HelpDesk@nashuanh.gov

Or

Call the helpdesk at; Ext 3320

 

 

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A message from the IT Department

Staying Safe From Tax Scams

Though Benjamin Franklin is often quoted as saying “in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” an updated version for the current day would need to include tax scams. As people nationwide seek to file their tax returns, cybercriminals attempt to take advantage of this with a variety of scams. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens are targeted by tax scams each year, often only learning of the crime after having their legitimate returns rejected by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) because scammers have already fraudulently filed taxes in their name. The IRS reported a 400% rise in phishing scams from the 2015 to the 2016 tax season. In the state, local, tribal, and territorial government sector during 2017, approximately 30% of all reported data breach incidents were related to the theft of W-2 information, which was likely used for tax fraud. To find out more read this month’s edition of the IT Newsletter.

Also if you receive any suspicious email, please forward that email toMailMarshal@nashuanh.gov

Reminder, if you encounter any issues, please call the Helpdesk at ext. 3320

We hope this newsletter will be helpful to you and that you find the information valuable. If you have any questions or suggestions for future newsletters or training opportunities, please let us know!

Thank you

For assistance

Email;  HelpDesk@nashuanh.gov

Or

Call the helpdesk at; Ext 3320