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'Pass the Cookie': Expert explains how hackers bypass multi-factor authentication

November 28, 2022
Did you know hackers can grab a “session cookie” to bypass multi-factor authentication? Advisory Solutions Director Alex Hamerstone spoke to 7News DC about what you can do to protect your accounts. Watch now
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How To Avoid Online Scams This Holiday Season

November 25, 2022
Experts say online scams around the holidays are growing because of Americans’ increased reliance on e-commerce for shopping. Advisory Solutions Director Alex Hamerstone spoke with Newsy about how to avoid getting scammed while purchasing gifts or donating to charities online. Watch now
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‘Housewarming gift’ for Oklahoma residents turns out to be a scam

November 24, 2022
People living in a new neighborhood in Moore, Oklahoma recently received a small postcard welcoming them into the neighborhood, saying to call a number and use a code to receive a housewarming gift. Senior Security Consultant Skylar Tuter was instrumental...
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Northeast Ohio security expert weighs in on Twitter spoofers potential harmful impact of brands, businesses

November 11, 2022
Advisory Solutions Director Alex Hamerstone recently spoke with News 5 Cleveland about the potential negative impact that Twitter spoofers could have on businesses and brands. Watch now
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Hackers were interested in Australia long before Medibank and Optus breaches

November 9, 2022
Optus and Medibank hacks resulted from heightened interest in Australia’s cyberspace, not the other way around. Advisory Solutions Director Alex Hamerstone spoke to CyberNews about how a fixation on certain geographies may come about due to previous breaches. Read more
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Hackers, Trolls, and Bots Ready For Election Day

November 7, 2022
“It is important to note that attempts to influence elections through false information are as old as elections themselves,” Advisory Solutions Director Alex Hamerstone told TheStreet. “The fact that we now spend so much of our lives online and the general pervasiveness of...
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Local Voting Locations Spared From Hackers

November 7, 2022
Cybersecurity criminals do not appear to have attacked local voting locations, according to the FBI and CISA. Election officials use a variety of controls to mitigate the likelihood of malicious cyber activity. “As for the actual ‘hacking’ of election systems,...
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'Call back the real U.S. Marshal Service': New phone scam targeting people through different scheme

October 26, 2022
Advisory Solutions Director Alex Hamerstone tells News 5 scammers are now using false authority, like the US Marshal, because it creates less suspicion and more urgency. Watch Now
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10 Common Cash App Scams and How to Avoid Them

October 26, 2022
“It is vital for consumers to educate themselves on the tricks and techniques scammers are using and be on the lookout for potential red flags,” Advisory Solutions Director Alex Hamerstone told Reader’s Digest. Read more about common Cash App scams...
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