Tag: Hacking

18
May

Cybercrimes Cost Americans Over $4.8 Billion In 2020: FBI Report

Written by: Jay H. According to a new report released by the FBI, cybercrimes cost Americans over $4.8 billion last year. In its annual Internet Crime Report, the organization announced that it received over 791,790 reports of suspected cybercrime. Alarmingly, this number is a 69% increase in total complaints from 2019. The top three crimes reported by victims were phishing scams (241,342),

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14
May

FragAttacks: The Security Flaws Affecting All Wi-Fi Devices

Written by: Jay H. On May 12, 2021, security researchers disclosed a new collection of security vulnerabilities that affect all Wi-Fi devices. These vulnerabilities, called FragAttacks, appear to impact every Wi-Fi device ever created. Here’s what you need to know about FragAttacks. What Are FragAttacks? FragAttacks stand for fragmentation and aggregation attacks. They are a collection of security vulnerabilities affecting Wi-Fi

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11
May

Canada Is At Risk Of Ransomware Attacks On Critical Infrastructure

Written by: Jay H. According to a Canadian security expert, the ransomware attack on a major U.S. gas pipeline should be a wake-up call for complacent Canadians. “My sense is we are seriously vulnerable, and this [attack] is a major canary in the coal mine,” Christian Leuprecht, a security and defence expert and Queen’s University professor, said in an interview days

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20
Apr

Zero Trust: Never Trust, Always Verify

Written by: Jay H. Zero Trust is a security concept first coined in 2010 by John Kindervag of Forrester Research Inc. This concept centres around the idea that organizations should not trust anything inside or outside their network perimeter. Instead, they should require strict identity verification for every person and device attempting to access resources on the network. But why be

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11
Apr

Have Your Passwords Been Stolen By Hackers?

Written by: Jay H. A user recently posted an astonishing 3.2 billion usernames and passwords on an online public forum. This breach is a compilation of other data breaches from sites such as Netflix, Linkedin, Bitcoin, and more. The good news is that this data is not new – in fact, some of the information dates back ten years. However,

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7
Apr

Facebook Data Breach: Were You Exposed?

Written by: Jay H. Over the weekend, a user leaked the personal information of approximately one-fifth of all Facebook users on the darknet. This data contains the personal information of 533 million Facebook users, including 3.49 million Canadian accounts. The leaked information includes full names, phone numbers, locations, birthdays, email addresses, and biographies. While a Facebook spokesperson said that the

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3
Apr

5 Network Attacks Threatening Your Organization

Written by: Jay H. Network attacks are growing threats businesses face. Although your network is necessary for your organization’s operations, when a bad guy gets in, they can wreak havoc. Luckily, you can learn about the different types of network attacks and defend your business against them. Types Of Network Attacks There are many types of network attacks, and the

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30
Mar

Back Up Your Data This World Backup Day

Written by: Jay H. Once put on the backburner of business operations, a data backup strategy is now a non-negotiable part of any modern organization. Without a proper strategy in place, companies can lose everything. Here’s what you need to know ahead of World Backup Day on March 31. What Is A Backup? A data backup is a copy of

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21
Mar

Is Your Organization Mitigating The Risks Of Remote Work?

Written by: Jay H. The coronavirus pandemic abruptly forced employees from the office into their homes. Unfortunately, this unprecedented transition left employees exposed to numerous cybersecurity risks. A recent survey conducted by software vendor Lynx Software examines these threats and how to mitigate them. In a survey of 1,000 working Americans, Lynx found that a cybersecurity attack has impacted 36%

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13
Mar

How Vaccine-Related Phishing Attacks Are Threatening Your Organization

  Written by: Jay H. The rollout of coronavirus vaccines offers hope for many to resume normality soon. However, many people have questions regarding when, where, and how they will receive their first doses. Amongst the confusion, attackers have seized the opportunity to exploit the situation and launched waves of vaccine-related phishing scams. Vaccine-Related Domains Registered According to a recent blog post

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