Archive content Sep 2010

09.27.10 Cyber Security Awareness Month

The State of Missouri in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and National Association of State Chief Information Officers is supporting the seventh annual “National Cyber Security Awareness Month” this October. (Signed proclamation by Governor Nixon) This year’s theme focuses on […]

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09.20.10 Detecting and Avoiding Fake Anti-Virus Software

Your Computer Is Infected with Malware! Click here to purchase recommended anti-virus software! You may be familiar with this or similar messages appearing on a website, urging you to take action purportedly designed to clean your allegedly infected computer. Unfortunately, these messages are often scams that attempt to install malicious software (malware) onto your computer. […]

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09.10.10 Malicious Email Activity

Government agencies and security firms are closely monitoring a potential zero day security issue involving disguised links within email messages. The email “Here you have” or “Just for you” contain a link which appears to be for a PDF or a WMV file. The link actually downloads and executes a malicious .scr file that emails […]

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09.08.10 Text Message Banking Scam

If you receive a text message purporting to be from Central Bank, do not call the number provided within the message.  This is a phishing scam that attempts to collect your debit card information.  If you are a Central Bank account holder and have questions, use Central Bank’s actual toll free number, (877) 554-5535. Here’s […]

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