Employee Refund Scheme Leads To Embezzlement – Why Inside Jobs Are A Big Risk For Employers

A car dealership employee confessed to embezzling over $13,000 from her employer. The woman worked in the dealership’s service department as an appointment coordinator and had access to customers’ credit card information. After a client’s service repairs were completed and paid, the employee would reverse the charges to her credit account, which was in the…

New Malware Targets Smart Phones – What Is It And What You Need To Do To Avoid Infection

Blue Coat Labs, a cybersecurity firm, recently investigated one of the most sophisticated malware attacks to date. The new malware is designed to target the “smartphones of business, government, and embassy officials around the world.” Hackers first send a spearphishing email claiming to be a “What’s App” application update to select users in 37 countries.…

Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat

Technology security experts have discovered a new threat to computer networks—a new variety of “ransomware” called VirRansom. This new malware is particularly troubling because once inside the network, it can clone itself and infect every file it finds. If infected, users are required to make a “ransom” payment (typically in bitcoin) before they can access…

The Government’s Misclassification Initiative: Why Use of Independent Contractors Is A Target

Written exclusively for Hartford Help ICon Professional Services, a leader in 1099 contractor compliance and payroll and benefits administration, released a report earlier this year exposing a significant gap between executives’ perceptions and reality about misclassification risk. The survey methodology used a sampling of senior executives to provide insight on their worker misclassification experiences. Respondents…