Hack of a Deal

Professional hacker Mark Burnette had a lot of great advice for Cyber Monday during Sunday’s broadcast of The East Tennessee Report. Of course, his advice would be helpful any time of year.

One of his main points was to not click on links in emails that purport to take you to Cyber Monday deals and savings. He said you should instead type the actual URL for the website into the address bar on your browser. You can listen to the thirty-minute show here:

Burnette is a partner with Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain in their Security & Risk Services Division, based in their Nashville office. Businesses hire him to find weaknesses in their computer networks. He also sends fake “phishing” emails to his clients’ employees to see if they make the mistake of opening them.

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