USPS: Watch out for coronavirus scams

If you’re a Postal Service employee, watch out for scams that attempt to use the coronavirus pandemic to con you into revealing personal information. Emergency situations are prime opportunities for criminals to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. Scammers are creating websites devoted to the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. These…

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How US postal inspectors go ‘undercover’ on the dark web

By David Thornton – July 11, 2019 For federal agents investigating cybercrimes, gathering open source intelligence is a lot like going undercover. They establish fake identities to gain the trust of the bad guys, and gather information on criminal activities. They just do it all from a keyboard. “To simplify it, you’re basically just trying…

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USPS: Employees required to take cyber security course

The Postal Service has introduced an online training course to help employees better protect information in the workplace. The brief course, CyberSafe 101: Passwords and Phishing, is required for all employees with ACE user IDs. The deadline for completion is Sept. 30. The course will provide employees with a basic understanding of information security. Participants…

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