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
Written by: Jay H. According to a new report from a Canadian international managed service provider, manufactured goods producers were the biggest ransomware targets in the first half of 2021. In the recent report issued by the Herjavec Group, 39 percent of victims listed on the data leak websites run by ransomware groups broadly fell into the manufactured goods category.
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
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”
Written by: Jay H. The coronavirus pandemic brought rapid digital transformation and changed how we do business forever. Most organizations scrambled to transition their workforces to remote environments, seemingly overnight. Despite the chaotic transition, many employees and employers alike have grown fond of teleworking. Even after the pandemic (eventually) subsides, the verdict is clear – remote work is here to
Written by: Jay H. One of the biggest cybersecurity mistakes organizations make is thinking they are “too small” to be targeted by hackers. Every business is at risk of data breaches, malware, ransomware, or other cybercriminal attackers. Yet, data shows that some industries are some susceptible than others. Mainly, industries such as healthcare, finance, and education have been prime targets
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),
Written by: Jay H. Phishing campaigns are regular occurrences; in fact, 1 in every 99 emails sent is a phishing attack. Although there are security measures to block these scam attempts, scammers employ methods to bypass these defences. Security defence organization Armorblox found several examples of emails that made it into users’ inboxes and provided tips to defend against these attacks.
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
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%