Tag: Hacking

19
Oct

5 Must-Have Cybersecurity Measures Every Small Business Must Take

Written by: Jay H. Nowadays, cybersecurity measures are a must for individuals and organizations alike. Without them, cybercriminals can easily breach your network and steal, damage, or delete your invaluable data. If you think you are “too small” to be targeted by attackers, think again. Approximately 43 percent of all cyberattacks target small businesses, meaning you’re in the direct sight

Read more

11
Oct

You Can Now Go Passwordless With Your Microsoft Account

Written by: Jay H. Passwords have long been an inconvenient – but necessary – safeguard for everything in our online lives. We’re expected to use unique, complex passwords for every account or risk getting hacked. But now, Microsoft has announced that you can go passwordless with your Microsoft account. You can completely remove the password from your Microsoft account and instead

Read more

16
Sep

What Is A Botnet And How Does It Work?

Written by: Jay H. Botnets are an extensive network of PCs infected with malware controlled remotely by an attacker, known as the “bot-herder.” Think of a robot army under the control of its master. Each machine under the control of the bot-herder is known as a bot. From the attacker’s centralized position, they can easily command every computer in the

Read more

15
Sep

Update Your Apple Devices Right Now

Written by: Jay H. All Apple users need to update their devices immediately to patch a vulnerability discovered by Canadian researchers. A serious flaw discovered by researchers could allow technology firm NSO Group to exploit Apple devices using its Pegasus spyware, prompting Apple to issue an emergency security update for iPhones, Macs, and Apple Watches. You need to update your

Read more

9
Aug

Update Your Router’s Firmware Immediately

Written by: Jay H. On August 7, BleepingComputer published an article detailing an actively exploited bug affecting millions of routers from various vendors and ISPs. This bug lets hackers remotely bypass authentication and deploy Mirai botnet malicious payloads on your router. If your router is impacted, hackers could take over and wreak havoc on your network! Millions Of Routers At

Read more

2
Aug

Top Industries Targeted By Cyberattacks

Written by: Jay H. All organizations are at risk of cyberattacks, yet some industries are at greater risk. Cybercriminals set their sights on more vulnerable industries that either deal with highly sensitive data or lack the cybersecurity infrastructure of larger corporations. Today’s businesses cannot afford to remain complacent with their cybersecurity. After all, a single data breach costs organizations an

Read more

29
Jul

The Phishing Tactic Cybercriminals Are Using To Trick You

Written by: Jay H. Phishing campaigns are fraudulent attempts to gain sensitive information such as passwords, usernames, and credit card information from victims. These scam attempts are a lucrative business for cybercriminals and the most popular way to distribute malware. In fact, phishing attempts impacted 75 percent of organizations in 2020. Given this, businesses recognize the importance of security awareness training to

Read more

12
Jul

The Most Common Types Of Cyberattacks

  Written by: Jay H. A cyberattack is an attack on the information system of an organization or individual. Usually, cybercriminals leverage these attacks to exploit sensitive information or otherwise disrupt operations. Cyberattacks impact businesses every day. Indeed, cybercriminals attack every 39 seconds, underscoring how important good cybersecurity defence is for organizations. Here are the most common types of cyberattacks

Read more

21
Jun

3 Ransomware Myths That Put Your Business At Risk

Written by: Jay H. If you’ve paid any attention to recent news, you’ve likely seen ransomware stories dominating major headlines. The Colonial Pipeline cyber attack is just one example of the devastation a cyberattack can cause. However, many small-medium business (SMB) owners still don’t consider themselves to be at risk despite the abundance of cyberattacks. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further

Read more

18
Jun

4 Practices That Put Your Business At Risk Of Cloud Attacks

Written by: Jay H. According to the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, weak cyber hygiene practices are responsible for a string of new successful cloud attacks. Despite having security measures such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), other bad practices allowed cybercriminals to conduct cloud attacks on organizations. The attackers used various methods, including phishing, brute force login attempts, and “pass-the-cookie”

Read more