Tag: Phishing

21
Jan

Ransomware: The Biggest Cyber Threat In 2021

Written by: Jay H. Ask anyone what the most notable story was for 2020, and they will likely tell you it was the coronavirus global pandemic. However, a massive digital transformation also took place, with cybercrime rates spiking to all-time highs. Cybercriminals directed ransomware attacks at sensitive industries such as health care, education, and government institutes. Unfortunately, these attacks show

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27
Nov

How To Tell If Your Computer Has A Virus

Written by: Jay H. Computer viruses do more than only slow down your computer – they can impact your PC’s functions, download more malware, spread to other computers, and delete or steal your files. So, learn how to tell if your computer has a virus and how to prevent them from infecting your PC in the first place. Types Of

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19
Nov

Report: Organizations Facing Increased Cyber Threats

Written by: Jay H. Organizations are facing increased cyber threats, according to a new report released by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. “Over the past two years, targeting of industrial processes and ransomware attacks have become regular occurrences resulting in major impacts, including reputational damage, productivity loss, legal repercussions, recovery expenses, and damage to infrastructure and operations,” said authors

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12
Nov

Coronavirus Cyberthreats in 2021

Written by: Jay H. The coronavirus has impacted all aspects of our lives, including cyberspace. Businesses were forced to quickly transition their workforces to remote environments, creating opportunities for cybercriminals to strike. As the pandemic continues into 2021, expectations are that these attacks will increase. In a report released by cyber threat intelligence provider Check Point Research, there are three

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12
Oct

What Is A VPN (Virtual Private Network)?

Written by: Jay H. A VPN (virtual private network) is a technology used to increase your privacy and security online. It works by connecting your computer to a server run by a VPN provider using an encrypted connection. Then, the data transferred between you and the server is kept safe from hackers. Using a VPN strengthens your online protection. Since

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30
Mar

60% Of Data Breaches: Missing Patches

Written by: Jay H. Most organizations are aware of the threat of phishing attacks and the effects they can have on businesses. However, just as significant are missing operation system patches and application patches, which accounted for nearly 60% of data breaches in the past two years. Larger businesses are hit the hardest with high downtime costs and disruption, and

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24
Mar

How Hackers Are Targeting Remote Workers

    Written by: Jay H. As employees move to a remote environment due to the coronavirus pandemic’s spread, cybersecurity experts say that hackers will follow them, seeking to take advantage of the disorientated workforce. Hackers are targeting remote workers through several vectors, hoping to trick employees into handing over sensitive information. These methods include: disguising their malicious software as

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