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VPN Email And Pop-up Attacks – A Cyber Red Flag

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If working remotely is part of your organization’s new normal, there’s a good chance many employees are away from the watchful eyes of IT departments. That’s a red flag that hackers will enthusiastically pounce upon.

Researchers have discovered a fake VPN (virtual private network) scam that specifically targets remote employees. And since working from home can have its security shortcomings, bad actors are working overtime to exploit the opportunity to strike.

The discovery by Abnormal Security finds the fake VPN alerts can lead to identity theft, but they also open the door for bad actors to enter a data system. It starts with a bogus pop-up alert about the VPN needing an update.

Read more about fake VPN (virtual private network) scams that specifically targets remote employees via the SoS Daily

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