Web-Cal offers cybersecurity tips

With Christmas coming up, more people may be logging on to online stores to get presents for under the tree.

Marcie Boerner of Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association stopped by the Somers Library last week to talk about cybersecurity. In her own office, Boerner said staff have been going through new training to be more aware of the types of cyberscams that may target them. For the first test, the office workers received an email purportedly from UPS, claiming to have info about tracking a package, Boerner said. About half of the staff clicked on the link.

That type of scam is called phishing, and it works by getting people to click on a link, then asking them for personal information.

Read more in the Nov. 28 edition.