When Brett Conti started his internship at a finance firm, he knew almost immediately that this was not the career path he wanted.
“I didn’t just want to be a robot,” Conti told In The Know. “I wanted to do something much bigger.”
A big part of his life up to that point had been skateboarding, but he did it for fun and had no intention of turning that hobby into a full-time job.
But when he was injured and had to take a break for six months, he turned to another creative passion of his: Clothing. Bored and feeling stuck in his college dorm, he started making pocket t-shirts and hats with his grandmother’s sewing machine.
Conti’s grandfather owned a textile company and Conti grew up learning about different fabrics and the fundamentals of creating clothes. Again, this was another interest of his that he never planned on turning
The coronavirus crisis has provided fresh opportunity for online scammers to target newly unemployed and financially vulnerable workers, and now employers as well.
Expect to see a spike in hacking and fraud attempts, as the circumstances make for convenient Trojan horses in the shape of fake resumes for companies, fake job offers, fake unemployment sites, and fake mortgage offers for individuals.
Initial attacks targeted weak home internet security and capitalized on people’s fear of the novel coronavirus. The next wave of scams target Americans by going after their stimulus checks and unemployment benefits.
Just before the outbreak, cybersecurity firm Prevailion uncovered a scam in Germany. In the scam, a very sophisticated hacker organization sent malware in attachments to a company’s HR department designed to get past standard phishing-software.
Typically, companies are instructed not to open attachments coming from outside the organization, but the
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