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Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Lunch talks spyware and hackers

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Brian Schrock, an information security officer from First Federal Bank talked to member of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce about how they can protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud. Brian Schrock, an information security officer from First Federal Bank talked to member of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce about how they can protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud.
Schrock says the best course of action against the new forms of cyber hacking is to train all of your employers and make sure they are diligent when opening their emails. Schrock says the best course of action against the new forms of cyber hacking is to train all of your employers and make sure they are diligent when opening their emails.

It seems that everyday, scammers are finding new ways to hack users private information. 

Brian Schrock, an information security officer from First Federal Bank talked to member of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce about how they can protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud. According to the 2017 Identity Fraud Study, there were 16 billion dollars stolen from nearly 15 and half million United States consumers and scammers are hitting people where they feel safe. 

Schrock said, "We're seeing an increase in they're basically designed to look like regular emails, you'll get an invoice from a vendor and they're very simple emails. But the attachment is almost always infected. They'll have a particular virus called "Emotek" like the Egyptian mummy. Before what it would do was download spyware but what the new one does, it's actually a worm and it will sneak its way through our computer and infect all of your computers in your network and they'll all download spyware."

Schrock says the best course of action against the new forms of cyber hacking is to train all of your employers and make sure they are diligent when opening their emails.

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