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Jul 13, 2017
How to Protect Your Business from Business Email Compromise Scams
Business Email Compromise (BEC) happens when cybercriminals gain access to an employee’s legitimate business email through social engineering or computer intrusion. The criminal then impersonates the employee—often a senior executive or someone who can authorize payments—and instructs others to transfer funds on their behalf. Don’t be caught off guard, be suspicious of emails anytime a transaction is involved as it may save you money in the long run.
Jul 13, 2017
Jun 26, 2017
The Importance of Software Security Updates
Traditionally computer software was designed as a static form of technology. You buy the software, install it to your computer and use the software until the next version came out. In today’s digital world this model no longer fits as software technology is ever changing. In order to combat the constant evolving threats in the digital world, the latest software updates must be made available immediately.
Jun 26, 2017
Jun 14, 2017
Ransomware & WannaCry
Ransomware is a type of malicious software cyber criminals use to deny access to systems or data. The malicious cyber criminal holds systems or data hostage until the ransom is paid. After the initial infection, the ransomware attempts to spread to shared storage drives and other accessible systems. WannaCry Ransomware is a variant or different strain of virus commonly known as Cryptolocker.
Jun 14, 2017
Feb 07, 2017
OCC Alert: Fictitious Regulatory Agency Notification

 Subject   Fictitious Regulatory Agency NotificationDate February 6, 2017Description Fictitious Notification Attributed to Officials of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Fictitious Notification Regarding the Release of Funds Supposedly Under the Control of the Office of the Comptroller of

Feb 07, 2017
Jun 21, 2016
FBI Public Service Announcement: Business E-mail Compromise
On June 14, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a Public Service Announcement on the increase of Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) scams that gave an in-depth summary of what the scam is, who is at risk, how the scam is executed, how to protect your business, and what to do if you are a victim.
Jun 21, 2016
Apr 04, 2016
OCC Alert: Fictitious Regulatory Agency Issuance

Subject Fictitious Regulatory Agency Issuance Date March 29, 2016 Description Fictitious Correspondence Attributed to Officials of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Security Alert Fictitious correspondence, allegedly issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) or other...

Apr 04, 2016
Nov 24, 2015
Security Alert: Top 10 Holiday Scams

As the new holiday cybercrime season rolls in, it's a good idea to look at the scams of last year, which will be recycled with a few small updates. Here are the Top 10 scams to keep an eye out

Nov 24, 2015
Oct 30, 2015
Tips to Protect Your Identity

According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft has topped its list of consumer complaints every year, for the last 15 years. Identity theft occurs when a criminal obtains and misuses someone’s personal information without permission, typically for economic gain.

Oct 30, 2015
Oct 23, 2015
Tips for Protecting Mobile Devices

The number of attacks on mobile devices is growing, in part, as a result of the increased popularity of mobile banking. According to a report by the Federal Reserve, 51 percent of smartphone users say they have used mobile banking

Oct 23, 2015
Oct 16, 2015
Tips for Protecting Yourself Online

The internet is a powerful resource that many Americans have come to depend on for everyday activities like shopping, banking, and connecting with friends. Yet, for all the internet’s advantages, it can also make users vulnerable to fraud, identity theft

Oct 16, 2015
Jun 02, 2015
Security Alert: Counterfeit Official Check Warning

WARNING  Counterfeit Official Checks allegedly drawn on The Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Company Routing # 022303659, are being used in an internet scam involving a job posting on Craigslist for a housekeeper. On June 2, 2015, we received a

Jun 02, 2015
Apr 09, 2015
Telephone Scam- Debit Cards

Customers and Non Customers have been receiving phone calls in regards to their Canandaigua National Bank debit card. It is an automated service stating the debit card is locked or needs to be activated. They are asking you to respond

Apr 09, 2015
Apr 07, 2015
What Documents Should I Shred?

Everyone—whether you are a business owner or individual—has confidential documents that need to be properly secured. Not only is it important to have a proper and secure way to store these documents, but you also need to be aware of

Apr 07, 2015
Feb 26, 2015
Consumer Alert – 12 Tax Scams

It’s that time of year again Businesses and consumers alike are filing their taxes and social engineers are out there to take advantage of those unsuspecting and non alert consumers. According to the IRS there are 12 known “Dirty Dozen”

Feb 26, 2015
Jan 28, 2015
4 Simple Steps to Stop a Cyber Thief

In recognition of National Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust is urging customers to take an active role in protecting their data. “Canandaigua National Bank’s first priority is to protect our customers’ money and information,”

Jan 28, 2015
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